Chand in charge as Drury quits

Lee Dube got another hat-trick on Saturday. Photo: Steve Relf

Lee Dube got another hat-trick on Saturday. Photo: Steve Relf

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Graham Drury has resigned as joint-manager at Holbeach United.

He left the role alongside John Chand after Saturday’s home win over Olney Town which kept the Tigers on course for a league and cup double.

Chand said: “Graham has told us that he feels now is the right time for him to move on.

“He always gives 100 per cent and you know you will get the best out of him.

“He has been absolutely top drawer from my point of view since he came in last summer.

“It can be difficult for me as I’m busy with my business commitments and I wouldn’t have even started the season if I couldn’t have brought in Graham.

“I spoke to the chairman (Dave Dougill) yesterday to work out how we can move forward with an action plan.

“I love this football club but I don’t want to do half a job if there are not enough hours in a day away from work.”

Drury tweeted: “I would like to thank every1 who made me feel so welcome top people top club all the best.”

Holbeach needed extra-time to beat Division One side Olney Town on Saturday and book a quarter-final place in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League’s Knockout Cup.

The Tigers slipped to fourth place in the Premier Division but they are 11 points behind league leaders AFC Rushden & Diamonds with four games in hand.

Chand confirmed that he will remain in charge for Wednesday’s game at home to Boston Town with support from coaches Jay Harrison and Steve Kerwood.

Chand added: “My close friend and business partner Lori Borbely is now manager at Boston.

“I wish him all the best and he’s a great guy but we will be showing him no favours!

“We work together in the same office so if Boston beat Holbeach, I will be locking him out on Thursday morning!”