Edge resigns as Huntingdon Town manager after FA Vase exit

Huntingdon Town manager Ian Edge has stepped down.

Huntingdon Town manager Ian Edge has stepped down. - Credit: Archant

Ian Edge has resigned as manager of Huntingdon Town.

Edge informed the Hunts Post of his decision to step down in the wake of an FA Vase first qualifying round exit yesterday.

Town were beaten 4-1 at lower-level Downham Town – a result which proved to be the final straw for a manager who has sampled victory only once during his reign. That came in his first game in charge after taking over following the resignation of Seb Hayes in January.

Town have since gone 28 games without another victory and Edge has worked without a playing budget this season.

Recently appointed assistant manager Scott Witherall is expected to take over. He if a former manager of local side Huntingdon United.

There were two notable firsts for St Neots Saints yesterday.

Boss Lydia Bedford celebrated her first success as Saints chief as they beat Team Bury 2-1 at the Premier Plus Stadium to triumph in an FA Vase game for the first time.

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Chris Lewis grabbed both goals for Saints, firing them ahead midway through the first half and hitting the winner from the penalty spot seconds after the visitors had levelled.

Nathan Frater hit a late equaliser as St Neots Town drew 1-1 at leaders Chippenham in the Southern League Premier Division while a Jack Higgs penalty earned St Ives Town a 1-0 victory at bottom side Arlesey in Division One (Central).

Godmanchester Rovers were back on song yesterday with a thumping Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division success.

Lewis McDonald, Luke Seaber-Shinn, Jonny Hall, Austen Diaper and Lloyd Groves found the net in a 5-0 drubbing of Fakenham.