Snodland Town appoint reserve team management team after Simon Copley quits after only 15 games in charge

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

SIMON COPLEY has decided to step down as the manager of Snodland Town yesterday after only 15 games in charge of the club.


Copley and his management team of Ian Varley and Steve Northwood have all resigned after suffering three defeats on the spin.

The club suffered a 5-1 defeat at Combined Counties League Premier Division side Sutton Common Rovers in The FA Vase First Round and lost 7-0 at Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division side Sheppey United in the Kent Senior Trophy First Round last weekend.

Snodland Town chairman Dave Jeal said: “It is a real shame Simon and the guys have decided to resign, but we must move on quickly and Aaron McCall and Ashley Stone have impressed in their short time at the club and fully deserve the opportunity.”

McCall and Stone have been promoted from within, having managed Snodland Town’s Reserve side and take charge for the first time on Saturday when Snodland Town travel to play Greenways.

Snodland Town won six, drew two and lost seven defeats under Copley’s reign at Paddlesworth Road, having taken over from Simon Austin and Kane Rice, who returned to Maidstone United to manage their Suburban League team.

Snodland Town are presently ninth-place in the Southern Counties East Football League First Division table, having collected 11 points from their opening 10 league outings.

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