Steve Lovell resigns as Welling United manager after 10 games in charge at Park View Road

Monday 20th September 2021

WELLING UNITED begin the search for a new management team after Steve Lovell and Tristan Lewis both resigned after suffering a shock FA Cup Second Qualifying Round defeat at the weekend.

The Park View Road outfit sit in the bottom three in the Vanarama National League South table, having collected one win and a draw from their opening five league games.

However, Welling United were dumped out of The FA Cup at the first attempt when they suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Harrow Borough, a side that are in eleventh-place in the Southern League Premier Division South.

“Following this weekend’s exit from The FA Cup, we are disappointed to announce that the club has accepted the resignations of both Steve Lovell and Tristan Lewis,” said a club statement.

“The club wishes to place on record its thanks to both Steve and Tristan for all of their efforts since arriving shortly before the end of the curtailed 2020-21 season and wish them both the very best for the future.”

Welshman Lovell, 61, replaced Bradley Quinton in the Park View Road hotseat and took charge of three games before the National League South was curtailed.

Welling United drew 2-2 at Dartford before losing 5-0 at Dorking Wanderers before bouncing back to beat Ebbsfleet United 4-3, before the campaign came to a sudden halt.

In total, the former Gillingham manager was in charge of 10 games in all competitions, winning two, drawing three and losing five.

Welling United welcome league leaders Dartford to Park View Road on Saturday 25 September 2021 (15:00).

The Darts are managed by former Welling United boss Steve King and they are two points clear of Maidstone United, a side that Dartford travel to in The FA Cup Third Qualifying Round on Saturday 2 October.

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