Sporting Club Thamesmead appoint Owen Jones as joint-boss: I think it is a great opportunity and I really believe that the club has huge potential to climb the league ladders

Wednesday 30th November 2016

OWEN JONES has quit his role at Greenwich Borough to become joint-manager at struggling Sporting Club Thamesmead.

The Bayliss Avenue based club sacked joint-managers Danny Joy and Ross Baker after only 18 games in charge and Lee Hill resumed managerial control for the club’s last two games, a 2-0 home defeat to Orpington last weekend, before last night’s 3-1 defeat at Eltham Palace in the Hospitals Charity Cup Second Round.

Jones (pictured below) has decided to quit Ryman League Division One South club Greenwich Borough, where he was under 21 manager, to drop down two levels to become joint-manager alongside Hill, the Acre’s owner.

“Owen was with Greenwich Borough for eight years and has managed clubs such as Danson, Beckenham Town and Greenwich Borough’s reserves (including their under 21s).  He also spent time as the assistant manager of the Greenwich Borough first team. Before his managerial career he played at semi-professional level,” said chairman Sam Taylor.

Jones sees his move as a “great opportunity” for him.

He said: “I would like to thank Sporting Club Thamesmead for giving me the opportunity to assist the first team as joint-manager.

“I think it is a great opportunity and I really believe that the club has huge potential to climb the league ladders.

“It is a very friendly club with a nice atmosphere.

“I am excited about making the club even more successful. With the support of everybody associated with the club, I believe that we can do a good job together.

“Nobody is bigger than the club and it is about moving forward together.  We will work hard in training for where we want to go and will have a standard of excellence that’ll help continue building professionalism within the club.

“I would like to thank Sam Taylor, our chairman and club owner and secretary Lee Hill, who have outlined to me what they want to achieve with the club.”

The artist formerly known as Seven Acre & Sidcup and Seven Acre Sports travel to Meridan VP on Saturday sitting second-from-bottom in the Southern Counties East Football League First Division table.

The Acre have claimed one league win, three league draws and have suffered nine league defeats. 

Joy and Baker took charge of Sporting Club Thamesmead in the summer and took charge of 18 games, winning three, drawing three and losing 12 in all competitions after taking over from Hill.

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