Somerset Premier Division: Chard Town 0-4 Chilcompton Sports

CHARD Town were well beaten at the weekend at home to Chilcompton Sports.

The final score in the Uhlsport Somerset County Premier Division was 4-0 in favour of the visiting side.

The result leaves Chard in 14th place in the league with just one point after the opening four matches.

Right from the off Chard were on the back foot as the visitors looked to play at a high intensity, moving the ball quickly.

Before half time it was 0-3 to Chilcompton as they ran riot over the Robins defence.

Jed Parfitt, Alfie Dixon and Ryan Allen all scored for the away side in the first 45 minutes.

In the second half, more of the same continued as the visitors managed the game well.

Allen picked up his second goal of the match and Chilcompton's fourth to wrap up the three points.

All in all a difficult result for Chard who have gone through a difficult week off the pitch with a managerial change.

Town's manager departed the club just weeks into the new season to pursue a job in a higher league.

Jason Hutchings has left the Robins to join Western League side Street Football Club.

Chard confirmed the news on social media.

A club spokesperson said: "Unfortunately the club have to announce that first team manager Jason Hutchings has resigned for personal reasons and to continue his Western League career with Street FC.

"The committee would like to thank Jason for accepting the role at a difficult time and guiding the club to safety last season.

"We wish him and his family every success for the future."

Last season Hutchings played an important role in guiding Chard out of the relegation zone to safety in the Somerset County Leagues Premier Division.

During the off season he built an exciting young squad however the team has struggled in the opening exchanges this season.

Following the resignation of Jason Hutchings, on Wednesday the club wasted no time in finding a replacement, by appointing Andrew Holmes as First team manager.

Holmes is a popular former player at Chard made 98 appearances 2016- 2019. 

He started his managerial career last season at Western League Gillingham Town guiding them to a respectable mid-table position.