Lovell leaves Welling position
Lovell leaves Welling position

Steve Lovell has left his position as Welling United manager after a disappointing start to the season.

The former Gillingham boss saw his side slump out of the FA Cup at the weekend, losing 2-0 at home to Harrow Borough without registering a shot on goal.

Following the game, Lovell was very critical of his players, saying:

“The opposition deserved to win.” he said “We were terrible today and there’s no excuses. 

“We work during the week on the training field. We try and get them to play a certain way but once they cross that line it’s down to them and they let us down, they let everyone down today.”

“They let me and Tristan (Lewis) and the staff down. They let Mark (Goldberg) down and they let the supporters down. And they’ve let themselves down.” 

That loss proved to be the final nail in the coffin of Lovell’s tenure at Welling United and the club confirmed his departure in a statement on Monday evening.

It reads: “Following this weekend’s exit from The FA Cup we are disappointed to announce that the Club has accepted the resignations of both Steve Lovell and Tristan Lewis.”

“The Club wishes to place on record its thanks to both Steve and Tristan for all of their efforts since arriving shortly before the end of the curtailed 2020-21 season and wish them both the very best for the future.”

This coming Saturday Welling United entertain Vanarama National League South leaders Dartford at Park View Road with former boss Jamie Day tipped to return to the club after being put on gardening leave from his role with the Bangladesh national side.

Picture supplied by Dave Budden.