Lakin resigns as Boston Town boss

Boston Saturday 19 November 2011'Football. Boston Town v Gornal in FA Vase'Action Shots
Boston Saturday 19 November 2011'Football. Boston Town v Gornal in FA Vase'Action Shots

BOSTON Town have been left without a manager after Poachers boss Martyn Lakin resigned on Sunday night.

He and his assistant Rob Speechley left the club with immediate effect, citing a ‘difficult’ working situation at the club.

Lakin did not wish to speak further on his decision, but says he leaves Tattershall Road on good terms with club officials.

He said: “There’s no bad blood, but remaining with the club would have been difficult.”

The Poachers suffered a 3-1 defeat at home to St Ives on Saturday, after seeing an early lead slip.

After an up-and-down start to the season, Town appeared to have settled on a winning formula in the UCL Premier, going seven league games without defeat before the weekend.

Lakin had recently released strikers Danny Matson and all-time leading scorer Gary Bull as he looked to rebuild the squad.

Town chairman Mick Vines - who had stated earlier this season that he hoped to keep Lakin at the club for years to come - was unavailable for comment.

However, one Poachers insider suggested the club are keeping all options open as they look to find a replacement for the dug-out.

Lakin and Speechley say they have not been approached by any other clubs.

“I’m looking forward to watching my boy play for Boston United under nines and spending time with my family,” Lakin added.

“I don’t want to be one of those people who looks back and feels they neglected their family for football.

“I’m taking some time away, but if another offer comes up then I know I will seriously consider it.”