Belper Town have dispensed with the services of Aaron Webster and assistant Lee Williamson at the end of what the club describe as ‘a hugely disappointing season.’

Appointed last December following the resignations of Anthony Danylyk and Paul Donnelly, the managerial duo have presided over ‘perhaps one of the most difficult periods in the club’s recent history.’ During their period in charge of the Nailers, the team won just 5 matches out of 25 and shipped 61 goals in the process, including 25 in the last six matches as the club’s league campaign disintegrated with six straight defeats.

In announcing the decision, Club Chairman, Alan Benfield said, “We really hoped that Aaron and Lee would make a success of their first venture in management but sadly team strengthening, performances and results have all deteriorated since their appointments. They relied heavily on a youthful approach to team selection but the evidence, with a couple of exceptions, was that young players loaned from academies elsewhere cannot be a match for more experienced players in the Northern Premier League.

“It’s always regrettable when clubs have to make these difficult decisions but the atmosphere amongst supporters at the latter end of the season has told the whole sorry story. Supporters have voted with their feet in these games, with attendances dropping alarmingly as a number of heavy defeats sucked the enthusiasm out of the club.

“Despite all this, we wish Aaron and Lee all the best in the future and hope that their next project will be less problematic than their experience here at the Marston’s Stadium.”


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