East Midlands Counties League
Published 10th September 2012
....East Midlands Counties League club Holwell Sports on Saturday at home to Aylestone Park.
After a tense meeting between first-team squad members and committee on Thursday, a working compromise was agreed between the club’s committee and players, which saw Simon Daws back in his post as manager for Saturday’s home match to Aylestone Park just a matter of days after being sacked.
New chairman Len Hallows faced the players and gave his interpretation of events earlier in the week and listened to the impassioned pleas from the players to re-instate Daws.
The players felt that the squad had been improved and that performances though not wholly productive had been good against some higher calibre opposition, that the squad with incoming new players, was gelling and they wanted more time to show that the team would improve and better last season`s finish of eleventh place.
After lengthy discussions, and a request from the players that the manager be given until Christmas to turn round the team’s fortunes, Hallows then consulted with other committee members.
It was felt that the players’ feelings were so strong, no matter what outsiders may consider, what had been done, had been done and it was time to put this behind and move on for the good of Holwell Sports FC.
It was therefore agreed that Daws be re-instated with a view to seeing what progress had been made in the team’s performances and league position by the end of December.
The unfortunate fall out from this situation was the resignation of vice-chairman Paul Teare and resignation from committee duties of long-term club stalwart Roger Hodson.
However, Hodson will retain his position as Howell’s youth team secretary.