AFTER achieving promotion at the first attempt and only weeks ahead of the new season in the Premier Division, Graham Roberts resigned as manager of Boreham Wood on Wednesday, July 25.

"Over the summer months certain things happened that I was not happy with," explained the former England international. "But I am not going to get involved in a slanging match, I have enjoyed my time there and I did what I said I was going to do, which was get promotion.

"I just didn't think it was right and I'm now looking for a new challenge."

Roberts was appointed manager of the Meadow Park side in February after the surprising departure of Gary Phillips, now manger of Hemel Hempstead.

Amidst of a flurry of signings, Roberts achieved the target of promotion as Wood were crowned Division One champions after a run of only one defeat in fifteen games.

However, Roberts first offered his resignation in the summer but was convinced to stay by chairman Danny Hunter who is now consigned to searching for a third new manager in the last 12 months.

A spokesman at the club refused to comment.

Read more on this story and all the latest news from the Ryman League in The Watford Observer on Friday, July 27.

July 26, 2001 17:24

Kevin Affleck