Hawkinge Town part company with Did Williams after hugley challenging time for the club while Ricky Tompkins jumps back in Otford United hot-seat

Friday 18th October 2019

HAWKINGE TOWN have today appointed Gary Brazier and James Everitt on a temporary basis until a successor to Did Williams has been appointed.

The Pavilion Road based outfit are currently bottom of the Andreas Carter Kent County League Premier Division table with just one win from their opening eight league outings.

Hawkinge Town have been humiliated in their last two games.  They were thrashed 13-2 at Guru Nanak in the Kent Intermediate Challenge Shield before suffering an embarrassing 18-1 home defeat to Staplehurst Monarchs United in the league last weekend.

“Hawkinge Town took the decision to move forward without manager Did Williams at the helm last night,” said a club statement.

“The club would like to thank Did for all his efforts in what is a hugely challenging time for the club and hope that he will remain with us.”

Meanwhile, the club immediately above them in the league table, Otford United, parted company with their manager Mike Langston last Saturday following their 4-4 home draw against K Sports Reserves.

“The club would like to place on record it’s thanks to Mike for all his hard work during his time at Otford and wish him all the best in the future,” added a club statement.

Ricky Tompkins was re-appointed the O’s manager on Wednesday, having guided the club to runners-up in the Kent County League Division One West table in his only season in charge of the club, before leaving the Recreation Ground in June 2017.

Tompkins added: “Pleased to announce I have become manager of Otford United once again.  I’m glad to be back and somewhere I know I can get the love for the game back.  There’s some hard work ahead but glad to be back in the seat to continue where I left off.

"I would like to say thank you, mainly to the board for accepting me back into such a great club that means a lot to me. 

"There are some strong teams in this division so no doubt it will be a challenging task but it's definitely one I'm excited about."

Otford United – without a win in eight league games and with three points on the board -  are without a game tomorrow but Hawkinge Town are at home to bottom-three side Stansfeld, whom have collected a point more from their nine games and are now managed by Del Oldfield, who was the manager at Phoenix Sports Reserves when they were playing in the Southern Counties East Football League First Division last season.

Visit Hawkinge Town’s website: www.hawkingefootball.co.uk

Visit Otford United’s website: www.otfordunitedfc.co.uk