O’Driscoll: We have to wait for new boss

Chair­man’s can­di­dates are both in post at other clubs

Harefield Gazette - - SPORT - By Jon Batham tms-sport@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

United Chair­man Tony O’Driscoll con­firmed he hopes to con­duct in­ter­views with the two short­listed can­di­dates to­mor­row (Wed­nes­day) and Thurs­day this week, mean­ing a de­ci­sion could be made by Fri­day.

How­ever, with both men cur­rently em­ployed by other clubs it is likely cur­rent care­taker, Direc­tor of Foot­ball Tristan Lewis will over­see Satur­day’s home tie against Hitchin in the FA Tro­phy, a game to be staged at Bea­cons­field FC be­cause of the on­go­ing work at United’s own sta­dium.

“There is no new news on the man­ager front what­so­ever,” O’Driscoll told the Gazette.

“I’m mak­ing time on Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day to speak with the two can­di­dates, so it is go­ing to be the back end of the week at the ear­li­est be­fore there is any more news.

“The fact both men are cur­rently with other clubs makes things more dif­fi­cult, but just how dif­fi­cult we will have to wait and see.”

On the pitch, Lewis’ lat­est stint as care­taker continued with a 1-1 draw with Cirences­ter in a game played at Uxbridge FC’s Hon­ey­croft Sta­dium.

Olu Duro­jaiye coolly put United ahead from the spot in first half stop­page-time, but by then other good chances, in­clud­ing a headed ef­fort from Melford Simp­son had gone a-beg­ging.

Lloyd Mack­lin forced a de­cent save from vis­it­ing keeper Har­vey Rivers after the break, but the missed chances came back to haunt the hosts when Ai­dan Ben­nett’s tap-in from Cirences­ter’s first shot on tar­get 25 min­utes from time meant it ended hon­ours even.

O’Driscoll was in lit­tle doubt this was two points lost, putting more pres­sure on tougher look­ing games ahead start­ing at Wey­mouth last night.

“It should have been points,” he added.

“We had enough chances to be 3-0 up at half-time and then the goal we gave away in the sec­ond half was sloppy.

“We have played three sides in a row down the bot­tom so seven points out of nine would have been bet­ter than the five we’ve got be­cause now we have games com­ing up against sides at the top.” three

WAIT­ING GAME: Hayes & Yead­ing United chair­man Tony O’Driscoll

CARE­TAKER: Tristan Lewis

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