Kent Hurlimann Football League
Published 25th June 2012
Reflecting on an eventful twelve months at Greatness Park, Anslow, now holder of the UEFA A licence, is joining league rivals Cray Valley (PM) as first-team coach.
He said: "I loved being at Sevenoaks and really enjoyed it. There were lows, but also some big highs, getting to the Kent Senior Trophy final, after winning at Tunbridge Wells and Herne Bay in the previous round.
"I thought the final three games of last season - against Beckenham (where we conceded a late equaliser) Erith Town and Bay showed we had turned the corner, and I was looking to - with three or four new players- to take that forward."
“I had been busy in the close season working on lots of things and ideas which I wanted t implement.
"I certainly didn't want to go there for only one season, but ultimately it was my choice to leave and we all move on. I didn't leave on bad terms and wish everybody at Sevenoaks the best of luck."
Anslow's new job sees him join Eltham based Cray Valley, working with manager Steve Chapman.
He said: "Three Kent League clubs contacted me soon after the news I was leaving Sevenoaks came out.
"I have known Steve since I was a kid, and looking forward to the new challenge. The club is just around the corner from where I live at the moment, although I am in the process of moving.”
Several former Oaks players could follow Anslow as well. Injured striker Richmond Kissi could be one, but is still recovering from suffering damaged ankle ligaments against Woodstock Sports.
Kissi's former Charlton team-mate San Gent is another - now fit after knee surgery that ended his season early.
Meanwhile, defender Fraser Cronin, one of Oaks and Anslow's biggest successes in a disappointing league campaign, is preparing to leave for the United States to take up a football scholarship.
Two other former Oaks players, Aiden Sherlock and goalkeeper Simon Overland, have joined Ryman League Division One South side Faversham Town.