SOUTHERN LEAGUE: Chippenham on hunt for new boss
6:00am Thursday 22nd August 2013 in Latest News
CHIPPENHAM Town are hunting for a new manager following the shock departure of Nathan Rudge just two games into the Southern Premier campaign.
Rudge offered to resign after Tuesday’s 2-1 home defeat to Poole, which followed a 2-0 reverse at Banbury on the opening day of the season on Saturday.
Having accepted Rudge’s resignation, chairman Neil Blackmore said the boss’s exit was ‘a bitter blow’ for the Bluebirds.
Blackmore said: “Nathan rang me (yesterday) morning and said that he wasn’t happy with the way things were going and that it was affecting his home life.
“He said that he wanted to hand in his resignation and at the end of the day, it’s only the game of football.
“If that’s the case, then I think that it’s the right decision for him. But it’s a bitter blow for the football club.”
Assistant Steve Winter will take charge of first-team affairs until Chippenham appoint a permanent replacement.
In Hellenic Division One West last night, New College recorded an exceptional 2-1 victory over North Leigh Reserves.
New College have now recorded two wins out of two in home league games so far this term.
Malmesbury Victoria were beaten 2-0 on their travels by Tytherington Rocks - their second defeat on the road this season.
In the Hellenic Premier, Shrivenham remain winless under new boss Dave Turner following their 2-0 home reversal at the hands of Ardley United.
Turner’s men fell behind within the first 60 seconds at Barrington Park and a second goal for the visitors after the break, against the run of play, sealed their fate.
Shrivvy have now lost each of their opening three fixtures this season.
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