Lambert in as Reid resigns

John Lambert
John Lambert

Struggling Eastbourne Town have appointed their third manager of the 2013-14 season.

Following Tony Reid’s resignation last week, Town moved swiftly to appoint former Sidley United boss John Lambert.

Lambert has in turn brought in a management team of Jamie Podmore, Peter Heritage and Ben White to support him.

Lambert led Sidley to promotion from Sussex Division Two during his first season at the helm and comfortably preserved their Division One status over the subsequent three campaigns, winning the Hastings and District FA Senior Cup three times along the way.

On Saturday Town drew 2-2 with Worthing and on Wednesday they welcome Folkestone Invicta to the Saffrons.

Town are second from bottom in the Ryman League division one south on 17 points from 24 matches.

They face an almighty scrap for the remainder of the season to avoid relegation back into the County League.

On Town’s website a statement read, “Eastbourne Town would like to thank Tony Reid and Sammy Donnelly for all their efforts at the club and wish them well for the future.”