Herne Bay crisis: Whether there will be a club next season is unclear

Saturday 30th March 2019

The future of Herne Bay hangs in the balance after the club announced the departure of joint-managers John Embery and Jermaine Darlington.

Anthony Deer took the side that came away from Whyteleafe with a 2-0 win today, which sees the club sitting in the bottom four of the Bostik South East Division table with 34 points from 31 games – seven points clear of the relegation zone.

“The social media trolls have finally won the day,” said a club statement that was posted on the clubs website www.hernebayfootballclub.co.uk.

“The management team have been hounded out of the club and as such the club are playing Whyteleafe with Anthony Deer taking the team.

“Whether we will have a team to field next Saturday is in the lap of the footballing goods.  Relegation back to the Southern Counties East Football League looks to be inevitable.

“Whether there will be a club next season is unclear.

“The board have put so much effort over the years but the past two weeks has become so demoralising.

“These keyboard warriors who hide behind false titles post what they like without knowing the full facts, criticising the board and their decisions and it is these individuals who have destroyed this football club.

“Hopefully we can all get behind and support Anthony for the remaining games.”

Herne Bay are scheduled to host Faversham Town at Winch’s Field next Saturday, 6 April (15:00).

The Lilywhites are third-from-bottom in the table, having collected 31 points from as many games.

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