Foundrymen to take their time in search for new boss

Action from Stewarts & Lloyds' 4-1 defeat to Bugbrooke last weekend. Picture by Andrew Carpenter

Action from Stewarts & Lloyds' 4-1 defeat to Bugbrooke last weekend. Picture by Andrew Carpenter

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Stewarts & Lloyds chairman John Davies insists the club will take their time in their search for a new manager.

Barry Britton resigned due to work commitments this week after the Foundrymen suffered an eighth defeat in as many ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Division One matches when losing 4-1 to Bugbrooke at Occupation Road last weekend.

The miserable run has left S&L rock-bottom of the table as they gear up to host in-form Northants Combination Premier Division side Corby Eagles in the first round of the NFA Junior Cup tomorrow (Saturday).

Hughie Duchan and John Langley have been placed in charge of team affairs on an interim basis and Davies has confirmed they will not rush into the next appointment.

“Hughie and John are two very well-known names in Corby and I am sure they will steady the shop and give us the time we need,” the S&L chairman said.

“Our last few appointments have been rushed and things haven’t gone too well so it’s important we take our time.

“It won’t be easy because, obviously, a lot of managers are in jobs and we have a group of players who are struggling.

“We desperately need some experienced lads to come in and help us because it is a very young team. But we will take our time and try to find the right person.”

Elsewhere in the Junior Cup this weekend, in-form Thrapston Town travel to Desborough Town Reserves while Whitworth entertain Northants Combination Premier Division outfit Milton.

In Division One of the UCL, Raunds Town will have their credentials tested when they head to table-topping Lutterworth Athletic.

The Shopmates, who sit in third place, maintained their fine start to the season with a 5-2 thrashing of St Neots Saints last weekend.

Two teams looking to bounce back from defeats meet in a local derby at Sergeants Lawn as Rothwell Corinthians, beaten 1-0at Peterborough Sports last time out, take on Rushden & Higham United, who lost 2-0 at Lutterworth last Saturday.

Burton Park Wanderers welcome Olney Town to Latimer Park while Irchester head to Potton United, where they will look to recover from a 6-2 loss at Blackstones.