Colin Millard has left his position as manager of the club with immediate effect.
Following a disappointing run of recent league results, culminating in the defeat to bottom of the table Banstead Athletic on Saturday, the Farnham Town Management Committee have, with great regret, taken the decision to remove both the First Team Manager Colin Millard and his Assistant Manager Andy Sharratt from their roles at the club.
Chairman Paul Tanner explained that the Management Committee had wanted to give Colin every opportunity to turn around a league campaign that has been beset by injuries and other issues that have restricted player availability, but the disappointing nature of recent on-field performances and results had left them no choice.
“On behalf of the Farnham Town Football Club, I would like to thank Colin for his hard work and commitment to the club’s aims, particularly with respect to the level of professionalism that he has introduced to training sessions.
Colin has been steadfast in his determination to improve the team, however in the light of recent results, and after careful consideration, the Management Committee have come to the decision that a change is now necessary.
We wish Colin the very best of luck in his future endeavours and we will now focus on identifying and recruiting the right person to achieve our aim to take Farnham Town Football Club up into Step 4 of the league”.
Those fans who did attend the game at Banstead Athletic would probably agree that a change was needed.
Against a side that had only won one league game all season, the Town looked disjointed and dispirited, failing to trouble the Banstead ‘keeper with anything other than a couple of speculative long range shots from Parish Muirhead.
The Banstead Athletic goal on 20 minutes could best be described as a shambles, with a series of defensive mishaps failing to clear a shot that came back off the post allowing striker Enea Zouka not one, but two chances to slot the ball home.
In driving rain, the second half then descended into farce with the Banstead players looking on incredulously as the Town team began to loudly argue amongst themselves rather than press for what would have been an undeserved equaliser.
On Wednesday evening, Farnham Town travel to Sutton Common Rovers in the First Round of the Specsavers Surrey Senior Cup.
Although a new manager will not be in place for this fixture, it is hoped that the Farnham Town Management Committee will be able to make an announcement before what is now a crucial fixture at home to Molesey on Saturday.
The Town’s next home match is in the Combined Counties League against Molesey on Saturday 18 December. KO 3:00pm