BARNOLDSWICK Town's chairman Nigel Hill has thanked everyone involved with the club for their support after what has been a challenging season.

Town were having a mixed campaign in the lower half of the North West Counties Premier Division, before the Football Association decide to void steps 3-7.

It was matters off the field that proved tough though as Barlick had to find a new chairman and manager in the same season.

After club stalwart Stewart Airdrie stepped down last July, the committee voted for Hill to take over the reigns.

While, on the boss front, Matt Barnes also shocked fans by departing the club for Prestwich Heys after only 10 games into the 2019/20 campaign.

Up stepped first team coach Endrit Shehu to take the hotseat.

The former Liverpool and Preston trainer was starting to build his own squad before the season was expunged.

Hill was proud that his club stuck together during these testing times and hopes that a promising campaign is on the horizon next term.

He said: "The beginning of the season saw us having quite a few changes, we needed to quickly find a new chairman and we welcomed some new committee members on board.

"I think everyone will agree that this season has been a strange one, with only one home game being played since December 2019.

"A big thank you goes out to our volunteers who without your help and commitment we wouldn’t be able to do it all, a lot of jobs happen behind the scenes and they do not go un-noticed.

"A massive thank you to our main sponsors Silentnight for your continued support.

"Thank you to all our local businesses for your support through advertising boards and programme adverts, your support is greatly appreciated and we as a club will help out in any way of advertising for you in the current crisis.

"Thank you to all the supporters for sponsoring players, match balls and your continued support in coming down and travelling to away fixtures.

"Your support is greatly appreciated by everyone and this season has definitely seen us travel in numbers to support the lads.

"Lastly we would like to thank the committee it’s been a tough season and we have got through it together, we have worked together on match days and stepped up when needed so thank you to you all."

Hill added: "We hope our players have a good rest before pre season begins, a lot of them have carried on training you might of seen the recent 5k & 10k challenges on our social media sites, keep up the hard work.

"Plans are all in place for our 2020/21 season and we hope you will come and support us for what we hope is going to be a good year ahead.

"Plans for pre season are already in place and we will provide an update on fixtures soon."