Grantham Town managerial duo resign

Happier days. Wayne Hallcro (front, left) and Jimmy Albans extended their contracts for a further two years at the end of last season, but have called it a day four months into the new campaign. Also pictured are new chairman Peter Railton (back, right), former chairman Steve Boam and Darron Quinn (centre).
Happier days. Wayne Hallcro (front, left) and Jimmy Albans extended their contracts for a further two years at the end of last season, but have called it a day four months into the new campaign. Also pictured are new chairman Peter Railton (back, right), former chairman Steve Boam and Darron Quinn (centre).
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Grantham Town’s joint bosses Wayne Hallcro and Jimmy Albans tendered their resignations after last night’s 2-0 defeat at Ilkeston FC.

Town’s board of directors officially announced the managerial duo’s three year reign had come to an end in a press statement released at lunchtime today.

Hallcro and Albans led the Gingerbreads to promotion to the Northern Premier League with a championship-winning campaign last season.

The move up a league has, unsurprisingly, seen Town struggle somewhat compared to their dominance last season.

Club chairman Peter Railton said he was very reluctant to have to accept the pair’s resignations.

Mr Railton said: “Whilst being very disappointed to lose them, I do understand and respect their decision that the time has come for them to move on and would like to take this opportunity to thank them for all their hard work over the past three years or so, and also for all the enjoyment they have brought to the club.

“The championship flag proudly flying outside the ground is testament to their achievements and I am sure everyone at the club will join me in thanking them for everything they have done, and in wishing them every success in the future. They will both always be welcome here at Grantham.

“Obviously my immediate task along with the Board is to appoint a new manager and we want to do this as soon as possible. Interested persons should apply by e-mailing the club secretary at psnixon@hotmail.com All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

“I would like to end by reassuring all supporters that we are still looking to move this club forward and with the help and support of everyone are confident we can do so.”

* The club is looking to establish itself in the Premier Division of the Evo Stik League and to engage much more with both its supporter base and the general population of the town.

Further details of it plans for the future will be given at an open meeting planned for Thursday, December 13, at Strikers Bar, beginning at 7.30pm.

The club said that new blood is needed and welcomed at all levels, right through to and including the Board, and anyone interested in getting involved any level should contact Pete Railton on 07711 241810 or pete.railton@hotmail.co.uk

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