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Kingstonian manager Craig Edwards resigns from Bostik Premier side

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By Matt Bishop

Craig Edwards has resigned from his position of first team manager at Bostik Premier side Kingstonian with immediate effect.

Edwards joined the club in March of this year, with just six games of the season remaining, and the former Billericay Town boss inspired a stunning turnaround that saw the K’s survive relegation – a task that looked near impossible.

After an excellent 2017-18 season so far, which started with a memorable 1-0 win at the AGP Stadium over Edwards’ previous employers, Kingstonian currently sit seventh and the manager’s resignation is somewhat of a surprise – despite last night’s 2-0 defeat at Brighlingsea Regent.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Kingstonian joint chairman John Fenwick said: “It is with the utmost regret that we have this morning received Craig’s resignation.

“We will place on record our appreciation of the job he did since his appointment, not only keeping us in the Premier Division last term but taking us into the top half of the division this time around.

“We wish Craig all the best in his future endeavours and thank him for his work. The club has now begun its search for a replacement first team manager and will make an announcement as soon as is possible.”

Edwards added: “I’ve had a great time at the club and the supporters have been fantastic to me.

“Thank you all for your assistance, especially Phil [Whatling, K’s secretary] who has gone out of his way on many occasions for me. Best wishes for the season and the new ground.”

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