Two managers express interest in Chatteris Town job as Lilies thump rivals 4-1

CHATTERIS Town are on the verge of appointing a new manager after two candidates expressed interest in the job.

The Lilies have been resurgent under Julian Young, battling their way to safety in the Kershaw Premier League.

But with Young unable to continue next season, two new managers have approached Chairman Steve Bright about the vacant position.

Bright said one potential boss - who has experience at Kershaw level - visited West Street at the weekend to watch Chatteris thump rivals Somersham Town 4-1.

And caretaker boss Young revealed the club are keen to appoint a manager before they play their final game of the season at home to Brampton on Saturday.

Young said: “I sat the lads down in the dressing room on Saturday and told them my reasons for not doing the job next year. They understood.

“The upside is a potential new manager was watching the game. We would rather make an appointment sooner rather than later.”

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The Lilies went behind on Saturday before the Somersham ‘keeper was sent off - a decision Young called “harsh”.

Aaron Bailey equalised from the penalty spot before Chatteris took control in the second half. Dean Saunders’ deflected cross put them ahead before goals from Richie Allen and Jack Saunders secured the points.

Young said: “I honestly think that even if they had kept 11 men on the pitch we would still have got a positive result.

“There were some very smiley faces afterwards.”

Chatteris’ third consecutive win saw them leapfrog Somersham into 14th place.

Young said: “We have won five, drawn three and lost three since I took over.

“They are the same group of lads, and I knew they had the ability, but I didn’t expect it to be as good as it has been.

“That form is what you would expect from a side fourth or fifth in the table.

“I said to them when I took over that I’d take 12 0-0 draws - so 12 points. To have 18 points already, and 21 if we beat Brampton, is just incredible.”