Boss Danny Laws leaves Leiston Football Club
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Leiston have parted company with first-team manager Danny Laws, writes Mike Bacon.
The Ryman Premier League club announced the resignation of Laws late last night after he and chairman Andy Crisp met yesterday morning.
Laws tendered his resignation and it was reluctantly accepted by Crisp.
“Danny and I met yesterday and we reluctantly accepted his resignation,” Crisp said last night.
“We all know the results have not been good enough and the results are of obvious importance to all of us.
“I have nothing but admiration for Danny and he has done a tremendous amount for the club in the short space of time he has been here.
“He does a lot of work for the club in the community too and as a club we are very grateful to him.
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“I hope he can still play a part in the future of Leiston Football Club.
“But for now, it’s about concentrating on getting results for the first team.
“We hope to make an announcement soon about a replacement for Danny.”
Former Needham Market boss Laws took over from interim manager Lee Norfolk at the end of March and helped Leiston achieve a highest-ever position in the club’s history as they ended the season in 12th place in the Ryman Premier.
After a successful pre-season and the acquisition of several experienced personnel, expectations were high at Victory Road especially after a good start to the season.
However, results have declined somewhat – culminating in just one win, and that a Suffolk Premier Cup victory at Haverhill Rovers, in 11 matches – and this has seen the Blues enter the relegation places.
This Saturday Leiston entertain Wealdstone in an FA Trophy match – a welcome break from the league where they have struggled in recent months.
The Victory Road club have done well to reach Step Three in recent years.
But survival in the League is of paramount importance.
On Saturday they lost 2-1 late in the game at Met Police which sank them into the relegation zone.