Gillies pays the price for struggling start
Snodland sacked manager Gavin Gillies after their 0-0 draw with Rochester on Saturday. Gillies led Town to sixth place in Division 1 last season but they’re bottom this term. Chairman Dave Jeal said: “Snodland Town FC would like to thank Gavin for all his hard work over the last few years. “He has played a major role in our progression, including the highlyrespected sixth place in the league last season. “Unfortunately, following a poor start to the season with only two wins, leaving us bottom of the table, the club felt it was the right time to make the change. “Everyone at Snodland Town FC wishes Gavin every success for the future.” Bearsted suffered with two Premier Division defeats in four days. The Bears lost 4-2 at AFC Croydon on Saturday and went down 4-0 at home to high-flying Corinthian on Tuesday night. Kevin Stevens’ side were two down at half-time against Croydon but squared the match with early second-half goals from David Baranowski (49) and Reece Collins (53). The hosts added their third midway through the second half, followed by a late fourth. Third-placed Corinthian proved too strong at Honey Lane, scoring twice in each half to run out comfortable winners. K Sports were sunk by two late goals at Erith Town on Saturday. James Jeffrey and Matt Gething gave the Paperboys a 2-1 lead at the break but Town scored twice in the last eight minutes. There’s a break from league action for Bearsted and K Sports on Saturday. Bears host Lordswood in the Kent Senior Trophy second round, while K Sports go to Fisher. Snodland have a league game at Lewisham Borough.