Announcement Date: 1st August 1997
SOUTHERN LEAGUE (SOUTHERN DIVISION) CHAMPIONS
McGowan makes way for Neil Webb in July 1997. Webb resigns in September 1997 – for personal reasons – John Crabbe (Webb’s assistant) appointed. Crabbe is sacked in December 1997. David Laws is appointed caretaker player-manager, immediately. Fred Davies is appointed to the manager’s role before the end of December.