HELLENIC LEAGUE: Shrivvy boss quits after 8-0 defeat
6:00am Monday 22nd October 2012 in By Ned Payne
Michael McNally has quit as Shrivenham manager following a disappointing start to the season.
McNally, who only took the reins at the start of the campaign, told chairman Neil Sutton yesterday that his role at the club was affecting his home life.
Shrivenham were crushed 8-0 in the Hellenic Premier by Witney on Saturday as their fight against relegation suffered another blow.
Assistant Martin Robinson will take charge for tonight’s second-round Floodlit Cup game against Highmoor Ibis.
“We’d like to appoint a new manager very quickly,” said Sutton. “We’ve got to move on.”
Any interested parties should phone Sutton on 07710 255063.
Shrivvy were thoroughly put to the sword by an accomplished visiting outfit at the weekend.
Mark Janes capitalised on a poor back-pass to open the scoring after four minutes and Conor McDonagh sent the visitors in 2-0 up at the break.
McDonagh added another following the resumption and after Jermaine Ferreira fired through the goalkeeper's legs, Janes added two more goals to complete his hat-trick.
Ryan Brooks lobbed in the seventh before completing the rout by slotting into the empty net.
The now managerless side have an immediate chance to set the record straight in the second round of the Floodlit Cup at Highmoor Ibis tonight.
Meanwhile, Shrivenham's fellow strugglers Highworth also took an almighty thumping at the weekend, losing 5-1 at Flackwell Heath.
Riccardo Cannon put Flackwell in front before Jon Case added two more goals by the time the 33rd minute was up.
Supermarine loanee Elliot Knight pulled one back, only for Case to complete his hat-trick moments before half time.
Shrivenham stemmed the flow in the second half but Dan Lake put the polish on victory with the fifth late on.
Elsewhere, in Division One West, Cricklade battled back from three goals down but ended up losing 4-3 to league leaders Brimscombe & Thrupp.
On the scoresheet for the Stones Lane side were Jack Allen (2) and Ben Carter. Lowly New College lost 2-0 to North Leigh Reserves while Malmesbury's home clash with Lydney was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.