We’ll quietly be getting on with the job with the aim to have more success on the pitch, vows newly-appointed Lewisham Borough boss Justin Fevrier
LEWISHAM BOROUGH have appointed Justin Fevrier as their new manager with Troy Ferguson coming in to assist.
The Ladywell Arena outfit finished their Southern Counties East Football League First Division campaign in the bottom two, having collected four wins and two draws from their 36 league outings.
The club finished their campaign on the back of 19 straight defeats under two management teams, with the latest being player-managers Byron Beard and Aaron Day, who couldn’t prevent the slide.
Fevrier, who was appointed yesterday morning, is a former youth team graduate from Staines Town Academy before he broke into the reserve team before making some appearances for the first team.
He played under Craig Edwards at Dulwich Hamlet, before moving to Croydon Athletic.
He moved to Banstead Athletic on loan, playing under former Dover Athletic hit-man David Leworthy, before being called up to play for the Dominica national side for their World Cup Qualifying campaign in 2008.
He switched to Waltham Forest, Dulwich Hamlet for a second time, Croydon and Welling United, before he returned to Banstead Athletic in a player-assistant managers role in 2013.
Ferguson, meanwhile, started in the youth team at Dulwich Hamlet, before moving on to Walton & Hersham, Walton Casuals and Merstham.
He spent the early part of season 2011-12 with Southern League side Chertsey Town, where he scored 12 goals and was part of the squad who moved across to Conference South side Farnborough that season. He moved to Staines Town in July 2012.
“Lewisham Borough (Community) are a family club and that’s the word we shall focus on – family,” said Fevrier.
“We will work on getting unity back among everyone, the players, the staff and everyone connected with the club because that is the only way forward.
“Ray Simpson and the board have shown faith in me and have given myself and Troy the chance to work at first team coach level for which I will always be grateful.
“It’s well documented that results have not gone well this season and in previous seasons but we’re extremely focused on the huge task ahead and preparations for next season are already underway.
“We’ll quietly be getting on with the job with the aim to have more success on the pitch.”
Since the club were founder members of the Kent Invicta League in season 2011-12 when they finished in the top eight with 43 points from 30 games, following campaigns has been poor.
Lewisham Borough have played 228 league games at this level, winning 37 of them, drawn 24 and lost 167, scoring 268 goals and conceeding 691. The club have finished bottom of the table on four occasions.