Margate axe Terry Brown and Stuart Cash after St Albans City blow
MARGATE begin the search for a new management team after parting company with Terry Brown and his assistant manager Stuart Cash on Saturday.
The Hartsdown Park outfit were knocked out of The FA Trophy by Ryman Premier League leaders Dulwich Hamlet at the first attempt in the Third Qualifying Round, before suffering a 3-0 defeat away to second-from-bottom side St Albans City yesterday.
Brown clawed the club out of the Ryman Premier League at the end of last season, despite finishing third-place in the table, but they defeated Dulwich Hamlet and Hendon in the play-offs to join champions Maidstone United in the Vanarama National League South.
But while Jay Saunders side are second in the table, seven points adrift of Ebbsfleet United, Margate are struggling in the bottom four on 18 points from 19 games, level on points with the side underneath them, Havant & Waterlooville.
But the club decided it was the final straw for the former AFC Wimbledon boss following their defeat at Clarence Park.
“Margate Football Club can confirm this evening that it has departed with manager Terry Brown and assistant manager Stuart Cash,” said the brief statement.
“The club would like to place on record its thanks for all their hard work over the past three seasons which saw them achieve promotion last year by winning the Ryman Premier League play-offs beating Hendon 1-0 in May.
“Margate Football Club would like to wish Terry and Stuart all the best in their future endeavours.
“A further statement will follow in due course.”
Margate will now search for a new manager in time of their next league game, at home to fourth-placed Gosport Borough on Saturday 19 December.
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