Bond sacked by Heybridge

HEYBRIDGE Swifts have parted company with manager Wayne Bond after a run of one victory in 11 league games.

The former reserve manager took over the reigns as first team boss in August 2008 but was unable to prevent the team losing their Ryman Premier status despite a tremendous battle to stay up.

The club narrowly missed out on the play-offs last season, finishing the campaign with 11 wins in their last dozen games.

But hopes for another push this year has not yet come to fruition with Bond offering his resignation earlier in the season.

In a statement, Swifts chairman Nicky Bowyer said: “Wayne and I have always had a good working relationship. He has been a loyal ambassador for the club.

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“Wayne offered his resignation earlier in the season after a run of bad results, but the committee were supportive of Wayne and were confident he could turn the season round.

“But after a further run of league games without a win, it was inevitable that a change was needed. I would like to thank Wayne for his hard work both for the reserves and first team and wish him well for the future.”

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Assistant manager Mark Hawkes has taken over as caretaker manager and will be in charge for tonight’s home match against Romford with Heybridge currently 14th in the Ryman League Division One North.

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