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HSCL Premier Division Baldock Town Letchworth 1 Park Street Village 0 RYAN Thompson has resigned as manager of Park Street after nearly 10 years with the club. The highly successful manager, who took the side to 13 cup finals during his tenure, resigned a
HSCL Premier Division
Baldock Town Letchworth 1 Park Street Village 0
RYAN Thompson has resigned as manager of Park Street after nearly 10 years with the club.
The highly successful manager, who took the side to 13 cup finals during his tenure, resigned after Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Baldock Town Letchworth after being subjected to verbal abuse from a player's relative in the clubhouse afterwards.
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"I resigned after the game," Thompson told the Herts Advertiser.
"Sometimes you just think is it worth the stick and I felt enough was enough. Ninety per cent of the lads are great and whoever takes over at Park Street will have a great set of players.
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"People seem to forget the league titles and the 13 cup finals we've been to.
"I'm not jacking in football and if another job comes up then I'll take it.
"It's been a complete joy to do the job and I've got some great friends out of it but maybe it needs a fresh voice and someone to take them in another direction."
Park Street started well at Baldock Town Letchworth on Saturday and were given a penalty 30 minutes in when John Winyard was bought down in the box.
However Lee Shackell saw his spot kick saved by the hosts' goalkeeper.
Baldock made Park Street pay when Josh Furness netted the only goal of the game late on at the County Ground after a mix up at the back.
"It was very frustrating because we did really well," said Thompson of his last game in charge.
"Johnny Shearer did well and came out and smothered a few chances.
"John Winyard wiggled his way into the box and was taken out, Lee Shackell took the penalty and their goalkeeper saved it - that's how our luck has gone this year."
Village had chances to win it with Matt Newman missing two headed chances and Matt Day heading over after latching onto Chris Cutmore's left wing cross but it wasn't to be for Village.