Chatham Town axe Darren Anslow after 12 games in charge

Sunday 20th November 2016

CHATHAM TOWN have parted company with their second manager of the season today after Darren Anslow was axed following a 7-0 humiliation at the hands of Hastings United at home yesterday.


The club are rooted inside the relegation zone in the Ryman League Division One South table, with a sorry playing record of three wins, four draws and 13 league defeats.

They are four points adrift of safety and have Three Bridges and Godalming Town below them in the league table.

Previous manager Tony Beckingham resigned following their 7-1 thrashing at Faversham Town at the end of September and his assistant Anslow has failed to stop the rot.

Anslow was in charge for 12 games in total, picking up two wins, one draw and losing all the others.

Ironically, Faversham Town visit Maidstone Road for a League game on Monday night, with the club confirming that Steve Binks and former manager Kevin Watson have been put in charge.

Chairman Jeff Talbot issued a statement, which was posted on the club’s website today.

“Chatham Town Football Club have parted company with club manager Darren Anslow. 

“Following a run of inconsistent performances culminating in a heavy home defeat to Hastings the board decided to call time on Darren’s rein.

“We thank Darren and his backroom team for their efforts to turn things round since taking over a few months back. I would like to wish them well going forward.

“Chatham Town director of football Steve Binks will lead the team supported by Kevin Watson until we find a suitable permanent manager to fill the vacancy.”

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Chatham Town  v  Faversham Town
Ryman League Division One South
Monday 21st November 2016
Kick Off 7:45pm
At Maidstone Road Sports Ground, Bournville Avenue, Chatham, Kent ME4 6LR