By Martin Walker
Newton Aycliffe FC are looking for a new manager after boss Adrian Webster quit on Sunday, just eight games into the 2014-15 season.
Webster succeeded Dan Mellanby just before the start of the new campaign after the popular Newtonian stepped aside in the summer.
But the former New Zealand international today told players and staff that he felt the appointment was one or two seasons too soon for him.
The decision comes after Aycliffe threw away a two-goal lead against Manchester side Daisy Hill in the FA Vase on Saturday, to lose the tie 3-2.
Aycliffe have won two of their first six league games up to now, losing four, but their early FA Vase exit followed an FA Cup defeat against Garforth Town in August.
NAFC officials will meet on Monday night to decide on the next course of action.
But it’s thought chairman Allan Oliver and assistant manager Gary Farley will take charge of Wednesday night’s league game against Marske United at the AuxAudio.co.uk Stadium.
The Newtonians had raced into a 2-0 lead at Daisy Hill on Saturday thanks to a 10th-minute goal by Tom Atkinson and a second from Zak Boagey in the 23rd minute.
The home side pulled one back just before half-time before going on to win it with goals in the 70th and 85th minutes.