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Maldon and Tiptree welcome new faces
3:07pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in Local Sport
MALDON and Tiptree boss Terry Spillane has made additions to his playing and management team.
Barry Lakin has been appointed first-team head coach, making a quick return to football after recently being sacked as Stanway Rovers manager.
And left-back Mitch Hunter has joined the club from neighbours Burnham Ramblers.
He will be reunited with brother Billy, who also recently made the switch from Leslie Field.
Lakin took his first training session last Thursday and was part of a squad-bonding trip to Brentwood on Saturday, as the club had no game after receiving an FA Trophy bye.
Spillane said: “It’s funny how quickly things change in football.
“A week or so ago I wasn’t looking for a new coach and Barry wasn’t looking for another job.
“But as one door closes, another opens and I’m absolutely delighted to have him on board.
“He’s an excellent coach, well-respected by players and he’s also a familiar face to a lot of my boys, who have worked with him before.”
John Brandon had filled the role of head coach but stepped down for personal reasons.
Maldon have a Ryman League division one north trip to Barkingside on Saturday.
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