Thorniewood sack manager after just six weeks

John Fallon
John Fallon

THORNIEWOOD United have sacked manager Johnny Fallon, just six weeks after he returned to the Viewpark club.

Fallon agreed to leave Wishaw Juniors and become manager of the Robertson Park outfit for a second time following the departure of his son Johnny from the hotseat due to work and family commitments.

Thorniewood have played only four matches since Fallon took over, but after defeats to Pollok, Beith and Kilsyth and an abandoned match which ’Wood were leading against Dalry, the club have decided to look elsewhere.

Secretary Ian McLaughlan admitted: “Johnny has been back for only six weeks, but it just wasn’t working.

“He was at the club before, but what we got this time wasn’t what we expected.”

Assistant manager Kieran McGuinness is currently on holiday so the club will appoint an interim manager to take Saturday’s Scottish Cup tie at home to Newmachar.

Thorniewood currently sit fourth from bottom of the Super League First Division - in the relegation zone - and will be looking for an experienced head to get them to safety.

McLaughlan added: “It will be tough to stay in the division due to the four relegation places, but we believe we have the core of a good side who should be capable of keeping us up.”

Full story in October 27 edition of Times & Speaker