Craig Clark quits Crockenhill over personal reasons

Saturday 01st November 2014
CROCKENHILL begin the search for a new manager after Craig Clark resigned tonight.

The Crocks came away from Rusthall with a 2-1 win today, thanks to goals from Tesh Mitesh and Sam Monk.

The club’s third league win of the season keeps them in the bottom four in the Pain & Sports Kent Invicta League table, having collected 12 points from 12 games.

But results have been a vast improvement on last season when the famous club finished rooted to the foot of the table with one win all season and they leaked an embarrassing 159 goals from 28 league games.

Clark announced his resignation by text message at eight o’clock this evening, just hours after their win at Jockey Farm.

“Just to let everyone know I have resigned as first team manager at Crockenhill,” said Clark.

“It’s not an easy decision for me and the reasons are personal to me.

“I wish the club all the best for the rest of the season.”

Clark thanked chairman Steve Cullen and rival management teams for their support during his difficult reign at the club when last season Clark pulled off a miracle to fulfil the club’s fixtures with players that were clearly not up to the required standard.

“Thank you to Steve and everyone involved with the club for the support. 

“Thanks also to all the other managers and coaches in the Invicta League for the support and kind words last season when times were difficult.”

Crockenhill welcome Eltham Palace to Wested Meadow next Saturday.

Charlie and Chris McCarthy’s side are in sixth-place in the table and suffered a shock 4-1 home defeat to struggling Lewisham Borough today.

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