Wilson and Bloor the new management team at Lewes

Garry Wilson
Garry Wilson

Former Eastbourne Borough manager Garry Wilson has been appointed as the new manager of Ryman Premier side Lewes FC.

Wilson will be joined at the Dripping Pan by Eastbourne Town first team manager Danny Bloor and Matt Crabb as player-coach.

Wilson joined Bloor as the number-two at Town last season and the duo guided the Saffrons side to their highest ever finish in the Ryman League division one South.

Matt Crabb played a key role for Town last season and was voted manger’s player of the year.

Wilson was selected for the position ahead of 30 applicants after the club sacked their previous manager Simon Wormull at the end of last season.

Wilson said, “I am thrilled to be joining such a progressive club. It’s going to be an exciting challenge and one we are all looking forward to. I’ve been mightily impressed with all I’ve seen and heard at the Dripping Pan and Danny and I cannot wait to get started.

“Initially, we are wanting to improve the league results markedly and we want people to have a smile on their faces when they come to work. With such superb facilities and a large and pro-active fan base, we are confident good things can be achieved here.

“I’m particularly pleased that Danny Bloor has joined me at Lewes FC and I know we will do all we can to ensure the traditions and history of this great Club are maintained at the very highest levels.”

Wilson was the manager of Eastbourne Borough for 13 seasons and, alongside Nick Greenwood, led them from the County League to the Blue Square Premier. Wilson was sacked after a poor start to their Blue Square south campaign in 2012 following relegation from the Premier.

Lewes FC Chairman, Terry Parris added, “We are delighted to have secured the services of Garry Wilson. Most people in Sussex football will know about his history, his record and his integrity. He is a great fit for us at this time and, with Danny, we feel we have the right management team to take the Lewes FC ‘on-field’ set up forward. I think there are exciting times ahead for our football club”