Greg Lake insists Billericay Town are in safe hands after taking over the club with three other businessmen last week.

Lake – who was already heavily involved with the club’s Ladies teams – David McCartney, Alex Morrissey and Nick Hutt formed a consortium to take control of the National League South side after former owner Glenn Tamplin walked away last month.

But Lake concedes he is going into the unknown having never met the three other members of the new ownership before attempting to strike a deal.

“David has been involved in a club in Ireland – St James’ Swifts – but the rest of us haven’t so this is all new to us,” said Lake in his first interview since the takeover.

“We weren’t looking to get involved until Glenn walked away.

“David then contacted me and Nick, from the colts’ perspective, to see what we could do to make sure this club keeps going.

“We decided to come together and form a consortium because we all have the same ambitions, but we had never met each other before that time.”

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