Bergholt boss appoints assisatant Hall
SOCCER: FORMER Braintree, Bury Town and Harwich manager Tony Hall is the new assistant manager to Ian Gedny at Metaltec SIL Senior Division club East Bergholt.
FORMER Braintree, Bury Town and Harwich manager Tony Hall is the new assistant manager to Ian Gedny at Metaltec SIL Senior Division club East Bergholt.
Hall, who was an Ipswich Town trainee, was in charge of Braintree when Gedny played for the Essex side four seasons ago.
"It is a case of roles reversal," said player manager Gedny today. "Tony lives in Bergholt and took a couple of training sessions last season that were well received.
"Tony knows the game and I need someone I can trust to make the right decisions from the touchline during matches. He took me to Braintree and I am sure we will work well together."
Bergholt lost out in the title race to Grundisburgh last season when Paul Skingley was manager. "I think even Grundisburgh would agree that we lost the championship rather than Grundisburgh winning it," added Gedny.
"Grundisburgh and Achilles look like being the biggest dangers this season and although we want to do well Bergholt is a club which exists by bringing through young players.
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"We have youngsters in the second and third team who will be given a chance and our eight pre-season friendlies will be very important."
Bergholt only played a handful of games at their Gandish Road ground last season because of waterlogging, but they hope they have put matters right.
Colin Grogan has returned from Capel Plough while John Jorgensen should be fit after being out for some while with cruciate knee trouble. Mark Hewitson is unlikely to feature as he is moving to London while Danny Mayhew's appearances might be limited by work commitments.
"I have a very good squad and I am not looking to bring too many players in," added Gedny. "Just to strengthen the squad a bit."