Chatham Town confirm Paul Piggott's appointment

Thursday 24th November 2016

CHATHAM TOWN have confirmed that Paul Piggott is their new manager.

The successful former Hollands & Blair boss was appointed following a committee meeting on Tuesday night after axing Darren Anslow after only 12 games on Sunday.

Piggott was in the dug-out during Monday night’s home game against Faversham Town as director of football Steve Binks took charge.  However, referee Stephen Brown abandoned the game after 27 minutes due to a waterlogged pitch with the score level at 1-1.

“The board of Chatham Town Football Club are delighted to announce that former Hollands & Blair manager Paul Piggott has accepted the role as new first team manager following the departure of Darren Anslow,” said a club statement.

“Paul was instrumental in Gillingham club, Hollands & Blair’s recent successes and has previously worked at other Kent sides Faversham and Lordswood and his appointment was ratified at a committee meeting on Tuesday evening.

“The chairman and committee of Chatham Town would like to welcome Paul to the club and wish him a happy and successful tenure.”

Chatham Town are without a game at the weekend but travel to Whyteleafe next Tuesday with the club struggling in the bottom three of the Ryman League Division One South table.

The club have won three, drawn four and lost 13 of their league games this season and are four points adrift of the team immediately above them in the table, Molesey.

This has been a season of struggle and bitter disappointment for Chatham Town.  They started the season with Tony Beckingham in charge but he quit after getting thrashed 7-1 by Faversham Town at Salters Lane on 27 September. He was in charge of 14 games. He won two of them, drew four and suffered seven defeats.

Anslow took the helm and his playing record was similar to Beckingham, winning two, drawing one and losing nine games and he was axed following the club’s 7-0 home defeat to Hastings United at the weekend.

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