Sussex County Football League
Published 4th May 2012
The Quarterboys missed out on a first ever Sussex County League Division One title after losing a winner-takes-all decider away to Three Bridges last Saturday.
Despite posting their highest ever Division One points total, Rye were also denied a second successive runners-up finish because Lancing pipped them for second after winning 6-0 away to AFC Uckfield.
Price, who has now completed four seasons as Rye manager, said: “If I’m in charge there will be changes - changes in personnel, changes in a lot of things - how I conduct things as well, the discipline side of things.”
Price guided Rye to promotion as Division Two champions in 2009/10 before taking them to the FA Vase Quarter-Finals and John O’Hara League Cup final, as well as second place in Division One in 2010/11.
Rye won the Sussex RUR Charity Cup for only the second time in their history and first since 1968 courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Selsey on Tuesday last week, on top of accruing eighty-four points from thirty-eight league games.
Asked if he wanted to carry on for a fifth campaign, Price said: “I did have this thought. If we had won the league I would’ve probably thought about it longer because what else could I do?
“But I think I do want to stay. I love the club, and I love Pat and Clive Taylor, vice-chairperson and chairman respectively. At the end of the day I’ve got to speak to Clive this week. He might have different ideas.”
Rye ended the season with ninety-nine league goals and 135 in all competitions. Price thinks it will be quite a different Rye side which takes the field in 2012/13.