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Isthmian Premier Margate sack manager Reece Prestedge after seven league games without a win

Margate have sacked manager Reece Prestedge.

A run of seven games without a win has left Margate just one point and two places above the Isthmian Premier relegation zone.

Reece Prestedge - has left his post as Margate boss. Picture: Randolph File
Reece Prestedge - has left his post as Margate boss. Picture: Randolph File

His final match in charge was a 2-0 defeat at Enfield Town on Saturday.

Prestedge’s assistant, Ben Greenhalgh, will take temporary charge alongside Elliott Leveson.

Margate chairman Ricky Owen said: “This has been a very difficult conversation as there is no question as to how much Reece loves this football club. Not just as his time as a player here, Reece showed his genuine affection for the club by taking charge at a very difficult time last year.”

“Winning the Kent Senior Cup in May was a highlight of this club’s recent past and Reece will be forever remembered for bringing that joy to Hartsdown Park.”

“We wish Reece well for his future career.”

A statement from Margate added: “Everyone at Margate FC would like to thank Reece for his efforts since becoming permanent manager in April where he guided us to lift the Kent Senior Cup at Priestfield back in May after having taken interim charge in December 2022.

“Despite a positive start to the season, recent results, combined with our current league position has led us to this outcome.

“Ben Greenhalgh and Elliott Leveson will take charge of the team on Tuesday for the Velocity Trophy fixture against Whitehawk as the search begins for a new manager.”

The club state they have already started the search for a new manager. Margate are 17th in the table with 19 points from 18 games, their next league match is at home to Carshalton on Saturday.

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