Mike Dangerfield steps down as deputy manager of Cheddar

Published:
1:00 p.m. March 16, 2022



Cheddar has announced that Mike Dangerfield has left his position as assistant manager of the Toolsstation Western League Division One club.

The shock news from Bowdens Park saw the 37-year-old tell Weston Mercury Sport he was stepping down from his role purely as a ‘personal family decision’.

A very likeable character and highly respected by players and fans alike, Dangerfield first joined the Cheesemen in 2016 and featured prominently in the club’s first-ever FA Cup run that season.

He took over management of the Under-18s for a short time with great honour, then spent a spell at Clevedon Town where he achieved great notoriety as the club’s goalkeeping coach before returning at Cheddar as an assistant to Craig Mawford in November 2020.

He added: “I was disgusted to have to quit, but sometimes things can be more important than football. I hope to get back to the game to some extent, maybe next season, but we’ll see.

Manager Craig Mawford added: “I would like to officially thank Mike for all he has done, he has been a pleasure to work with and if there is anything we can do to help him we would be grateful. of course more than happy to do it, I will miss him because he was a great help.”

Cheddar, meanwhile, posted an ad for a replacement assistant director stating that the successful candidate should ideally possess the desire to lead training sessions.

Anyone interested should first contact the club via secretary Bruce Harvey by emailing [email protected]

Mawford reiterated his disappointment at the postponement of Saturday’s game at Gillingham Town due to a waterlogged pitch.

This left the club with a busy schedule in April after the previous week’s postponement at Almondsbury.

Following those back-to-back postponements, the Cheesemen have fallen to 12th in the table, but they can catch up when they travel to eighth-placed Oldland Abotonians on Saturday before hosting seventh-placed Lebeq United on Tuesday (March 22). , 7:45 p.m.). .

Mawford says captain Joe Woodley is in line for a recall on Saturday following his hamstring injury, while striker Nathaniel Groom is out of Game 3 of his three-game ban but is expected to be in contention for a recall against Lebeq .

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