Former Leiston boss takes over at Felixstowe & Walton as the new manager

PUBLISHED: 09:52 06 October 2019 | UPDATED: 11:44 06 October 2019

New Felixstowe & Walton boss Stuart Boardley.... Photo: STAN BASTON

New Felixstowe & Walton boss Stuart Boardley.... Photo: STAN BASTON

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Former Leiston boss Stuart Boardley is the new manager of Felixstowe & Walton.

Boardley has been appointed, with Andy Crump as his assistant.

Boardley recently left Leiston with the Victory Road side bottom of Southern Central Premier Division, and he has been handed the job at Dellwood Avenue after Ian Watson and Danny Bloomfield left the club this week.

"Both myself and Andy are delighted to be back at the club that gave us so many happy times," Boardley said.

"It's a huge club with massive potential to progress even further than it has in the last few years. We are really looking forward to carrying on the fantastic work done by the previous managers over the last few seasons and feel privileged to have been trusted with this opportunity."

The pair will take charge of the team on Tuesday night away at Bury Town FC in the Suffolk Premier Cup.

Boardley played a key role on the pitch in the Seasiders' rise out of Step 5 and into their current Isthmian North division a couple of seasons ago, before the former Torquay United midfielder announced his retirement from playing - and took over the hot seat at Leiston from Glen Driver last year.

He helped guide Leiston to a second successive Suffolk Premier Cup win back in May, but a mass exodus of players at Victory Road in the summer made it hard for the club - and Boardley - and he left three weeks ago.

As for Felixstowe, after a good season last time out, it has been a more difficult start for them this campaign and they currently sit fourth bottom in the table, with just two league victories. On Saturday they lost at Hullbridge.

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