Glebe axe Ben Young after 19 games in charge

Monday 16th October 2017

GLEBE chairman Rocky McMillan has axed his third successful manager in 18 months.

Simon Copley and his assistant Ian Varley were axed three games before the end of the 2015-16 season but decided to stay on with the club to win the London Senior Trophy and Kent Invicta League Cup by beating Tooting Bec and Sutton Athletic respectively.

The club then appointed Adam Woodward, who achieved winning the Southern Counties East Football League First Division title by 12 points but he parted company by mutual consent at the end of last season.

Ben Young left Sutton Athletic to take charge during the summer but he lasted only 19 games – despite playing six games in The FA Cup, losing 5-4 on penalties to Bostik South side Phoenix Sports in a Second Qualifying Round Replay, which was the club’s longest run in the competition.

Glebe were knocked out of the Kent Reliance Senior Trophy First Round in Young’s final game in charge at the weekend, going down to a 2-1 home defeat to First Division side Holmesdale.

Young won six, drew six and lost seven of his 19 games in charge of the Chislehurst based club.

“Ben Young has left his role as first team manager at Glebe with immediate effect.  We would like to wish Ben every success in the future,” said a club statement.

Glebe are in fifteenth-place in the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division table tonight, with two wins and two draws from their nine league outings, three points clear of the relegation zone.