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Brothers Leave Arlesey Town For St Neots 

Arlesey Town have started the process of looking for a new management team after the resignation of manager Zema Abbey and his brother Nathan.

The pair stepped down following the clubs 2-1 home defeat against Frome Town in the FA Trophy second qualifying round to join struggling Calor Southern Premier League rivals St Neots Town along with Arlesey’s former director of football Gary King.

Zema Abbey and King will work as joint managers at Rowley Park while Zema’s brother Nathan Abbey has accepted the position of assistant manager, the trio worked together at Arlesey for five seasons. They helped guide Arlesey to promotion into the Calor League, Southern premier division in 2011 and then missed out on a place in the play-offs by one point last season.

A statement on the Arlesey club website said: “Arlesey Town Football Club would like to announce that manager Zema Abbey and assistant manager Nathan Abbey have resigned from the club to join former director of football Gary King at St Neots,

“We thank them for all their hard work over the years for the club and wish them well in their careers.”

Physiotherapist Len McMain will take over as interim manager with ex-players Martyn Patching and Derek Brown helping as assistants. McMain was part of the medical team at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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