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Cirencester Town and Charlie Griffin part company after three years

Cirencester Town

Former Swindon Town, Forest Green Rovers and Gloucester City striker Charlie Griffin has parted company with BetVictor Southern League Cirencester Town.

According to a club statement, the 40-year-old left by his first managerial post by mutual consent after three years at the helm and the Centurions sitting in 12th spot in the Southern League Division One South table.

Griffin’s exit from the Corinium Stadium comes after back-to-back defeats at Frome Town and at home to Larkhall Athletic on Saturday. Winchester City are next up at home on Sunday.

Confirming his departure on Twitter, the Centurions said: “Cirencester Town can confirm that Charlie Griffin has left his position as First Team manager by mutual consent today.

“We would like to thank Charlie for all his effort & hard work over the last 3 seasons and wish him the best for the future.”

A prolific striker during a playing career that took in Swindon Town as well as the likes of Forest Green and Gloucester City, Griffin initially joined Cirencester at the start of the 2015-16 season, ending the campaign as top scorer on 26 goals, pictured.

Griffin took over as manager midway through the following season having made 72 appearances and scored a total of 30 goals.

He was unable to halt Cirencester‘s slide into relegation from the Southern League’s Premier Division at the end of his first season before narrowly missing making the play-offs at the first time of asking. In his second full season, his side finished as runners-up but lost out in the play-off semi-finals.

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