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Fenwick quits struggling Ashford

06 January 2005
FENWICK:  run of poor results

FENWICK: run of poor results

IN CHARGE: Tim Thorogood will run the team till the end of the season. Picture: DEREK WEST

IN CHARGE: Tim Thorogood will run the team till the end of the season. Picture: DEREK WEST

ASHFORD TOWN manager Terry Fenwick has resigned after a run of poor results has seen the Town side slide back into the relegation zone of the Ryman League division 1.

The former England international has only been in charge since mid-October after being appointed manager.

However, he has been working with the squad since the beginning of September after coming in as coach to help out owner Tim Thorogood, who stepped aside to become the club’s Director of Football.

Thorogood will take charge of the team again for the trip to Banstead on Saturday.

Fenwick’s reign has been marred by a run of poor results after a bright initial period but the main problem has been a vast influx and departure of players which has never allowed the squad to settle into any sort of rhythm.

Players have come and gone with bewildering regularity mostly because many failed to come up to standard as Town struggled to make any impact in the division.

Tim Thorogood will continue to run the team for the rest of this season.

He said: “I feel the club and players don’t need more upheaval. It is time for stability.

“With just 18 games left there is not enough time for a new manager to bed in and the last thing we need now is another period of wholesale changes.”

Speaking about Fenwick’s exit, he said: “I don’t intend to comment on what has happened. A decision had to be made and we got together and made it without any animosity. We will remain friends.

“We are both disappointed that it has not worked out as well as we hoped it would.”

The Town club owner said they still needed a couple of players but would basically work on the squad as it stood.

“I have already made a couple of inquiries,” he said, “But I believe the current crop of players are not as bad as is being made out.

“Yes, the results have been bad but what we need now is a period of stability to work with the players and improve their confidence.”

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