Jon Wright accepts New Romney's offer to become their new manager

Friday 03rd February 2023

NEW ROMNEY have appointed Jon Wright as their new manager this morning.

The Station Road outfit are currently in eighth-place in the NRG Gyms Kent County League Premier Division table, having picked up eight wins and three draws from their 15 league games so far this season.

“Jon will come in for this weekend’s fixture away at Ide Hill,” said a club statement.

“He finds us in eight-place with games in hand on those around us.  New Romney have 15 games to go this season to push on for another high finish to a Kent County Premier League season.

“We would like to thank Jon for accepting our offer to become the next New Romney manager and wish him good luck for the remainder of the season.”

Since beating Peckham Town 1-0 at home on 26 November, New Romney have lost 2-0 at Stansfeld in the league and lost 2-1 to the same opposition in the Kent Intermediate Challenge Shield.

This was followed by a 4-4 draw at current league leaders Minster before they suffered a 4-0 home defeat to Chipstead last weekend.

The game was watched by a crowd of 155, which was the highest of the seven games played that day in the eleventh-tier of Kent football.

Ide Hill are currently in 12th place (bottom five) in the league pecking order, having picked up six wins and four draws from their 18 league games.

Looking ahead to the Wrotham School clash tomorrow (14:45), Wright said: “I can’t wait to get started and I’ll be giving my best to move the club forward in all aspects and to challenge for the title.”

New Romney are 15 points adrift of Minster but they do have two games in hand.

Dave Johncock stepped down from the manager's role due to personal reasons on 23 November.

Devan Johnson and Darren Heales, assisted by Tim McRae, took interim charge for the club's last five games.

"Dave has done a fantastic job since he arrived at the club.  He has worked tirelessly to help the club's progression into the Kent County Premier League," added the statement.

"We would like to put on record the massive appreciation for the hard work and enthusiasm he has shown and we wish him well for the future."