Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League Premier Division club Badshot Lea have appointed Gavin Smith and the experienced Dave Ford as joint-managers until the end of the season.

The appointments come just a couple of days after parting company with Keith Hills by mutual respect.

Smith was most recently assistant-manager at Bracknell Town, where he was in his third spell.

He re-joined Bracknell having been joint boss at Godalming Town, taking over in October 2017 alongside another former Bracknell favourite, Jon Palmer.

Smith joined G`s from Bracknell, where he made a key contribution to the Robins finishing second in the Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division finish after re-joining the club before Christmas 2016.

His playing career also took in stops at Windsor & Eton, Slough Town and Windsor FC.

Ford originally took over as manager at Badshot Lea in 2004/05 with Hills taking over in May 2018.


Smith and Ford will oversee training on Thursday before taking the reins against Cobham on Saturday.

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