All change at Capel Plough

THE Kingsley Heathcare SIL has already claimed its first managerial ‘casualties’ of the new season.

But the change of management at Senior Division side Capel Plough was no knee-jerk reaction to an opening day defeat at the hands of reigning champions Grundisburgh.

Instead, it was a carefully planned change that was all down to the timing of Sean Tynan confirming he was willing to take on the role as manager from brother Pat and Archie Arnold, who will both continue in behind-the-scenes roles at the village club.

Arnold explained: “We had it in mind for the last two or three weeks, but were waiting to see if Sean would take it on.

“Sean was watching from the touchline on Saturday and the players were told after the game.

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“We are not leaving the club – we are going to be working behind-the-scenes on the football side, including doing the bar, programme and running the website, as we try to take the club forward.”

Pat Tynan spent four years as manager prior to spending the last five jointly running the side with Arnold with the exception of two years ago when his work commitments saw Pat step aside and Sean stand in.

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“Sean came in and did it with me for one year, which was the season we got to the Omnico Cup and Suffolk Senior Cup finals and lost them both!” added Arnold.

“Last season was a disappointing one for the club – we went out of both cups early on and finished sixth in the league – and we hope this move will be good for the club.”

Sean Tynan returns to Capel after spending last season at Framlingham Town as assistant to Robbie Allum, who has since been appointed as manager of Ridgeons League Division One side Debenham LC.

Both his and brother Pat’s sons play for the club’s under-13 side – one of four run by Capel Plough at youth level.

The club also run a reserve side managed by Steve Russell, who was in charge of Albion Mills before they folded, and took his players to Capel, where three or four of them have since broken into the first team.

Capel are without a match tomorrow, so Sean Tynan’s first game as manager will be away to Wickham Market next weekend.

The SIL will play their FA Inter League Cup match against the Reading League on Saturday, October 15. The match is scheduled to take place at the Millfield, home of Hadleigh United.

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