Glebe part company with interim managers Dan Hogan and Adam Flemming by mutual consent despite clubs highest ever finish of third behind promoted pair Sheppey United and Chatham Town

Saturday 23rd April 2022

RUTHLESS Glebe chairman Rocky McMillan has parted company with interim joint-managers Dan Hogan and Adam Flemming after finishing in third-place in the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division.

Sheppey United celebrated winning the league title with a final day 3-0 home win over basement side Tower Hamlets at Holm Park, with striker Warren Mfula netting a hat-trick to take his tally to 34 goals for the season.

Ernie Batten’s side finish the campaign on 102 points from their 38 league games, two points clear of Chatham Town, who came away from Erith Town with a 2-1 win.

Sheppey United have become the fourth team that have won the division with over 100 points going back to 1990 - and the class of 2022 can claim the quadruple should they beat Crowborough Athletic in the Challenge Cup Final in Chatham on Bank Holiday Monday, 2 May (13:00).

The Herne Bay side of 1997-98 won the Kent League title by collecting 107 points from 42 games, while Sittingbourne's invincibles of 1990-91 went 40 games unbeaten to win the crown with 104 points.

Herne Bay also won the Kent League back in 1993-94 with 103 points from 40 games.

Recent Southern Counties East Football League champions (before the Covid-19 outbreak), have played less games due to smaller divisions since the 2013-14 season.

Whyteleafe (80 points from 32 games); Phoenix Sports (93 points from 38 games); Greenwich Borough (85 points from 36 games); Ashford United (92 points from 38 games) and Sevenoaks Town (88 points from 38 games) are recent winners.

Sheppey United last celebrated winning the Kent League title back in 1994-95, with 96 points from their 40 league games.

Despite finishing in the club’s highest ever league position, Glebe have decided to part company with Hogan and Flemming after their 1-1 draw against Kennington at Foxbury Avenue today.

Jamie Philpot scored his 47th goal of the season for the Foxes and helped Glebe finish on 81 points but missed out on promotion due to Sheppey United and Chatham Town’s prolific form.

“It has been agreed by mutual consent that Dan Hogan and Adam Flemming will leave their roles as interim football managers at Glebe FC now the season has ended,” said a club statement.

“The club would like to put on record our thanks to Dan and Adam for their loyalty and efforts this season.

“We wish them all the best in the future and they will always be welcome at the club.”

The pair took the reins at Foxbury Avenue on 20 February, after Harry Hudson left to manage Sevenoaks Town.

Hogan and Flemming were in charge of 18 games, winning eight, drawing five and losing four in all competitions.

The Greatness Park outfit were third-from-bottom in the Isthmian League South East Division at the time of Hudson’s arrival, with 23 points from 28 games but Hudson sprinkled his magic on the club and guided the Oaks to a thirteenth-place finish on 48 points from 38 games.

Hudson’s men came away from league champions Hastings United with a 2-1 today and will be one of the sides challenging for honours next season, along with Sheppey United and Chatham Town, of course.

Beckenham Town, meanwhile, won the Combined Counties League Premier Division South title at the first attempt, after beating Camberley Town 3-0 in front of 820 fans at Eden Park Avenue today, to become Isthmian League members for the first time.

Tunde Aderonmu, 34, Freddie Nyhus, 17, and Rob Carter were on the scoresheet to guide the club to its second ever league title, the first since the club won the London League Division One title back in 1928.