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Popular assistant Andy Darnton leaves role at Hungerford Town





Hungerford Town have parted ways with assistant manager Andy Darnton.

Darnton, affectionately known as Darts, took to Twitter to break the news, stating that it was neither his nor manager Danny Robinson’s decision.

Robinson and Darnton joined the Crusaders from Thatcham Town, where they guided the Kingfishers to a famous FA Vase title in 2018 as well as their highest ever league finish before making the switch to Bulpit Lane.

Hungerford Town assistant manager Andy Darnton announced he was leaving the club last week. Picture by Phil Cannings
Hungerford Town assistant manager Andy Darnton announced he was leaving the club last week. Picture by Phil Cannings

Often working together as good cop, bad cop, Robinson looks like he’ll now have to run the rule over his squad on his own, with Hungerford appearing to have no intention of replacing Darnton.

Speaking after his side’s 4-0 win over Petersfield Town in the FA Cup on Saturday, Robinson admitted he was disappointed to lose his close friend and colleague.

“Darts made me a better manager every day,” he said.

“He pushed me, and that’s what good assistants do.

“We’ve had some wonderful times together, here and at Thatcham.

“Sometimes in life, things don’t work out as you’d like them to, that’s just how it goes.

“At the end of the day, some people have to do what’s right for them, and we have to accept that.

“As a manager and a man, I’ve learned a lot from him and I hope it won’t be the last time we work together.

“I know he’s sat at home and he’ll be delighted we’ve won.”



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