East Thurrock United were set to hold crisis talks at the Grayers Graphics Stadium last night, with the club desperately seeking further investment.

The unfortunate passing of former club owner Ben Bennett, along with John Coventry’s decision to step down as boss at the end of the season, has led to some questioning the future of Rocks.

But East Thurrock insist they will do all they can to keep the club in existence.

Ahead of last night’s meeting, a club statement read: “Without doubt the past couple of years or so has been an extremely trying time for the football club.

“The illness, and subsequent sad passing of our much-loved Ben Bennett, has taken its toll on us all and has led to conjecture about the continued existence of East Thurrock United Football Club.

“Now we also know that John Coventry will be stepping down as manager after 20 years’ service to Rocks.”

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