Saxby and Cockerill take over at Teversal

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Teversal Football Club appointed Dave Cockerill and Lewis Saxby as joint managers on Friday following the surprise resignation of Paul Jenkinson after less than three months in the post.

Jenkinson replaced Jamie Hudson, who resigned at the end of September 2013, before deciding to follow him out of the door on Friday.

Jenkinson took charge for the club’s record away 11-3 win at Louth Town on 12th October but the travel from his Yorkshire home along with work and family commitments was simply deemed too much for what is a voluntary post.

A club spokesman said: “We would like to thank Paul for his efforts with his credentials certainly of a level that are a benefit to any club.

“The club fully understand and support Paul in his decision and do appreciate him trying the post despite the obvious obstacle of travel.

“Moving forward, the club are not looking for a replacement and moved swiftly to appoint Paul’s Assistants Dave Cockerill and Lewis Saxby has joint Managers. Dave will continue to play taking on the title of joint player-manager.”

The duo have been given the task of aiming to get the club into a position to gain qualification into next season’s FA Cup and finish as high as possible, ideally beating last season’s record-breaking season points tally at this level, while also bringing a period of stability.

The pair made the perfect start after their official appointments with a 5-0 win over Yorkshire Amateur the following day though, due to Paul’s unavailability, they did take charge for the midweek 4-3 win over Dronfield Town, and will be hoping to continue the success when they hit the road this weekend for a very tough game at Eccleshill United.