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Wakehurst’s future discussed

Thursday, 20 July 2017

THE future of Wakehurst FC topped the club's Committee meeting on Monday night, writes Shaun O'Neill!
The Ballymena team, winners of the County Antrim Junior Shield in 1980, are managerless - and some players, unsure about the club's future, have jumped ship.
Guardian Sport is aware that all is far from well within the Wakehurst FC camp.
Just a few weeks ago the future looked bright when Wakehurst FC announced that a new manager was in place - and that the club would be kicking off the new season back playing in Ballymena!
But a couple of weeks later news broke that the new boss, Martin Etherson and his assistant, Joe Burrell, had left!
Players, too, departed and on Monday night the crisis club discussed its future - with the way forward looking somewhat bleak.
Last term Wakehurst, who were relegated from Championship 2, kicked off their season in the Ballymena and Provincial League!
At the time Clifford Adams was in charge, and did a sterling job, guiding them to the top of table - before he left, a handful of games from the end of the season, to take on the appointment of manager with Ballyclare Comrades.
With him gone Wakehurst held on to take runners-up spot behind Coagh United.
Without a manager they finished their season by beating Glebe Rangers 2-0 in the final of the O'Gorman Cup.
But Wakehurst were slow to appoint a replacement for Adams.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.

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