Wroxham accept resignation of manager Stewart Larter

Stewart Larter has resigned as manager of Wroxham. Photo: Steve Adams

Stewart Larter has resigned as manager of Wroxham. Photo: Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

Wroxham manager Stewart Larter has resigned following the Yachtsmen's surprise defeat to lower-level King's Lynn Town Reserves in the quarter-finals of the Norfolk Senior Cup.

The 2-1 loss after extra-time at Trafford Park added to a run of 15 matches without a win in Ryman League North and has led to the former Gorleston boss offering his resignation.

That has 'regretfully' been accepted by the club's hierarchy, with the village team currently just three points and two places above the relegation zone at step four of the non-league pyramid.

In a statement on the club's website chairman Kevin Attree said: 'I have enjoyed working with Stewart since I came into the club as chairman last year.

'Unfortunately, results this season have not gone our way and the club's current league position reflects this.'

Larter led Gorleston to success in the Norfolk Senior Cup final in 2014 and then repeated that win with Wroxham at Carrow Road last season, as well as leading the Yachtsmen to their highest ever league finish of eighth in Ryman North.

Attree added: 'All at Wroxham FC and myself wish Stewart and his family all the best for the future and thank him for his contribution and efforts with the club.'

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The club statement added that talks with prospective candidates are already under way, with director of football Chris Wigger taking charge of first-team affairs until a new manager is appointed.

Wroxham are due to host bottom-of-the-table Redbridge in the league on Saturday.

For more on Larter's exit, see tomorrow's Eastern Daily Press or Norwich Evening News.