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Manager Departs At Buckland Athletic

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Toolstation Western League Premier Division club Buckland Athletic have announced that manager Ellis Laight has stepped down from his position with immediate effect.

The club have thanked him for all of his hard work and commitment whilst as a player and as manager

Laight was formerly with Torquay United, and with Taunton Town, for whom he appeared in the 2001 FA Vase Final at Wembley.

He was also a familiar face at Bideford, where he made 409 appearances during two spells at the Sports Ground, scoring 148 goals, before moving to South West Peninsula League outfit Bovey Tracey in 2011.

He finished his highly successful non-League playing career at Buckland, and was handed the job of manager at the start of last season when the former boss Adam Castle departed.

Laight led Buckland to a terrific run in the Buildbase FA Vase last season and to a fourth-place finish in the league.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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