Lordswood chairman Ray Broad shocked to announce the departure of manager Matt Barman, who leaves the club less than a year in charge

Friday 01st December 2023

LORDSWOOD begin the search for a new manager following the shock departure of Matt Barman after 42 games in charge.


The club are sitting in eleventh-place in the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division table with 24 points (five wins, nine draws and two defeats) from their 16 league games.

Barman took over on 13 January following the departure of Richard Dimmock, for the final 17 league games of last season, guiding the Medway outfit to a sixteenth-placed (bottom five) finish on 44 points from 38 games, finishing a comfortable 13 points above the relegation zone.

“As a club we are sad and shocked to hear that Matt Barman has handed in his resignation as first team manager,” said Lordswood chairman Ray Broad.

“We would like to thank Matt for his services to Lordswood FC and we wish him all the best in the future.”

The club has not stated whom will be in charge of tomorrow’s league game at home to Whitstable Town.

Marcel Nimani’s side are in fifth-place in the league table with 32 points (10 wins, two draws and five defeats), five points behind leaders Glebe.

Barman won 16 of his 42 games (in all competitions), drew 12 and lost 14 games during his short time in charge of the Lords.