Scott Porter: I have taken Hollands & Blair as far as I can and I'm ready for a new challenge

Monday 22nd January 2024

HOLLANDS & BLAIR begin the search for a new management team after Scott Porter announced his resignation yesterday.

The Gillingham based club beat Sutton Athletic 1-0 at the weekend, a result that has them in fourteenth-place in the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division table, having picked up seven wins, four draws and 11 defeats this season.

“I have resigned along with my assistant Mark Lane and coach Shaun Welford, as I feel I’ve taken the club as far as I can.  I’m ready for a new challenge,” said Porter.

A club statement added: “The club would like to thank Scott and his management team for all their efforts while at the club.

“Scott, a former Hythe Town and Whitstable Town boss, took over from Simon Halsey in November 2021 and led the club to the Kent Senior Trophy Final that season, losing narrowly to Sheppey United, before winning the SCEFL Challenge Cup against Fisher back in May 2023.”

Blair welcome promotion-chasing side Corinthian to Star Meadow on Saturday, 27 January.

Glebe are at the summit of the ninth-tier division following their 2-0 win over Tommy Warrilow’s Faversham Town in the top-of-the-table clash at Salters Lane at the weekend.

Glebe have picked up 51 points from their 25 league games, while the big-spending Lilywhites have collected 47 points from their 25 games.  Corinthian are in third-place with 45 points from 21 games, while Deal Town follow with 45 points from 20 games and surprise-package Bearsted are also in the play-off zone with 43 points from 23 games.

Hollands & Blair, meanwhile, are nine points clear of the relegation zone.

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