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CHANGE AT THE TOP AS HURST STEPS DOWN, HASLAM COMES IN

By 28th May 2019 No Comments

Andy Hurst has stepped down as manager of Poynton after 2 years in charge, with his Assistant Manager Ed Haslam replacing him as 1st Team Manager.

Hurst took charge in September 2017 and in a tough first season won the Stockport Cup as well as handing a number of youngsters first team opportunities at the club.

The 2019/19 season saw Poynton involved in the title race until a poor run of form after Christmas saw them drop off the pace. They did the double over Champions Pilkington and also retained the Stockport Cup with a 3-0 victory over High Lane.

“It was a very tough decision to step down from managing the side as it’s been a great 2 seasons but in the end it was becoming difficult to juggle everything so something had to give” said Hurst.

“Ed Haslam taking it on is great for the club and should make it a seamless transition. He’s had a season with the club to find his feet and brought in a number of quality players and got to know everyone. I know he has great plans for the coming seasons with support from Andy Cowell, Jon Hudson, Mark Warburton and Steve Lavelle” he added.

Chairman Mark Warburton commented “I would like to thank Andy on behalf of all at Poynton FC taking on the role of player/manager at a very difficult time for the the club.”

“He not only won trophies whilst in charge he has left us in a very healthy position in terms of youth development. I just hope Andy continues playing for us next season – his vast experience as a player will invaluable.”

New manager Ed Haslam has already started his planning for next season and more news will come over the summer months.