By James Grayson (Twitter: @jamesAgrayson)
Caretaker manager Brian Johnston has been handed the permanent position at Armthorpe Welfare after beating off competition from three other candidates.
Former Askern Villa boss Johnston ensured the Northern Counties East League side stayed in the Premier Division following the departure of Leo Fortune-West at the start of April.
Armthorpe needed a last day victory over Glasshoughton Welfare to guarantee Premier Division football next season.
Armthorpe had over 20 applicants for the role, but in a statement, the club said: “After much deliberation amongst the committee, Brian was selected as we felt he was the best match for the club in its current situation.
“After a disappointing season last time around with a complete lack of consistency, Welfare are looking to stabilise and strengthen over the summer and hope to come back stronger in the 2013/14 season.
“Brian has said he would like to publicly thank the Armthorpe Welfare committee for their support and for selecting him as the new manager and is looking forward to the challenge ahead.”