The Ryman Football League
Published 20th June 2012
.....cleared of violent conduct by the Sussex FA.
Faili had been charged following a confrontation with Peacehaven & Telscombe forward Scott Ramsey on April 28th. However, the manager always denied head-butting the player, and is pleased the Sussex FA came to a not proven conclusion.
"I always said the truth will out and I'm glad they have come to this conclusion," Faili said.
"I'm happy to start in the Ryman with a clean slate and I've decided that this is the year I become a proper adult football manager and wear a suit and tie to all the games."
As Bridges prepare for their first season in the Ryman League, they have organised an exciting pre-season fixture list, including hosting Crawley Town on Wednesday, July 25th.
Bridges also have two competitive charity shield matches in August. They play Whitehawk in the Roy Hayden Memorial Trophy on August 7th, which pits the Sussex County League winners against the Sussex Senior Cup winners. They then play Lancing in the Norman Wingate Trophy on August 14th, a match that is normally between the Sussex County League winners and the John O'Hara League Cup winners, but as Bridges won both, it is against the league runners-up.
And manager Faili is looking forward to the new season with all of last season's league champions' squad staying at the club.
"I gave the players a deadline that I would have liked them to sign by but I needn't have - they were queuing up, which is brilliant.”