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CALOR LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION: Robins looking for quick pick
FROME Town chairman Jeremy Alderman says that he wants to appoint a new manager at Badgers Hill as soon as possible.
The Robins sacked stalwart Derek Graham last weekend and are inviting applications for the vacant position until next Monday However, on Tuesday, Calor League Division One South & West outfit Bridgwater Town revealed they had rebuffed a formal approach from Frome for their manager Richard Fey, with chairman Pat Parker stating that his boss would be ‘going nowhere’.
Goalkeeping coach Lloyd Chamberlain, who took charge of the Robins’ Somerset Premier Cup triumph over Street on Tuesday and league victory at Truro City last week, has been named as caretaker manage and Alderman insists relieving Graham of his duties was a difficult decision.
“When you’ve worked with someone for such a long time, it’s always a tough decision and we’re hoping that we can convince him to stay in some capacity,” said Alderman.
“The results just weren’t going for us and we felt that something needed to change.
“When you look at where we are in the league, we can’t afford to waste time and we don’t want to wait for too long.”
On Tuesday night, Frome booked their place in the second round of the Somerset Premier Cup as they saw off the challenge of Street, who are unbeaten in the Toolstation League Premier Division.
The Robins got off to a difficult start as Street defender Jack Malone beat stand-in keeper Scott Armstrong early on but in first half injury time, Brandon Mundy was felled in the box and debutant striker Aidan Kirby fired home from the penalty spot.
Kirby netted his second 10 minutes into the second period as he stooped low to head in Aaron Ledgister’s cross before midway through the half, the hosts’ Ben Amghar was sent off for a second booking.
Frome’s Johnny Oliver rounded off the victory late on with a deflected strike.
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