Tony Beckingham quits Chatham Town after their 7-1 humiliation at Faversham Town

Thursday 29th September 2016

TONY BECKINGHAM has quit after only 14 games in charge of Chatham Town.

Beckingham resigned after Chatham Town suffered a 7-1 humiliation at Faversham Town on Tuesday night, which left the club in the relegation zone.

The club’s third defeat on the bounce leaves them in the bottom three in the Ryman League Division One South table with a playing record of one win, three draws and seven defeats in the league.

Beckingham took charge in the summer after Kevin Horlock left after less than a season and the former East Grinstead Town, Hythe Town, Croydon and Holmesdale boss celebrated victory twice, drew four games and lost eight of his games in charge of the club.

The club has announced that Beckingham’s assistant, Darren Anslow, will take charge of the club, starting with Saturday’s home clash against seventeenth-placed South Park.

A club statement said: “Manager Tony Beckingham has stepped down from his position at the club after offering his resignation after the defeat at Faversham.

“Chatham Town would like to wish Tony all the best going forward and thank him for his efforts for the club – Darren Anslow takes the hot seat.”

Article published: 15:20 – Thursday 29 September 2016