CRISIS, what crisis? - Minehead Football Club have finally issued a statement following the news at the end of last week on its Facebook page that manager Matt Harris has left and a number of officials were stepping down at the end of the season.

The club’s statement to the Free Press states: "Minehead AFC wishes to confirm that first team manager Matt Harris has stepped down from his role, with immediate effect following changes in his personal circumstances. The club would like to thank Matt for his services and wish him well for the future.

"The Club will be looking to recruit a new permanent manager in the course of the next few months but in the meantime are pleased to announce that first team coach Craig Carr has assumed temporary control of first team affairs.

After serving the club for 15 years, taking on several roles along the way, Mark and Sarah Vickers will be stepping down as chairman and secretary at the end of the season.

Mark said: “It is with sadness that both Sarah and I feel it is the right time to be moving on from our positions as secretary and chairman of Minehead AFC. We have very much enjoyed the last 15 years but feel the time is right to hand over to others, who I am confident will take the club from strength to strength.

"We have worked with a great group of people over the years, with the aim of providing an enjoyable, safe environment for football. I want to offer special thanks to Sarah who has held the most demanding role of all, supporting everyone in the day to day running of the club. We are currently in a sound financial and operational position for a new group of directors and officers to continue moving it forward. ”

"Their many achievements during this tenure include; setting up a third adult team to support the existingfirst and reserve teams and to also provide football for the growing youth numbers, progressing into adult football. The creation of three girls teams, establishing the U18s team giving a pathway and link to open age football for the 16 year olds. Overseeing the new build, facilitating the growth of the youth teams, including a TOTs group for the 3-6 year olds.

"The club is now in the process of recruiting individuals to fill these positions. The club has already received approaches from a number of individuals, expressing interest in a range of roles. The new volunteers will be supported by the existing ones in order that a handover period can be successfully provided prior to then end of the current season and the financial year.

"The future is looking bright with a membership of over 300 players, the best crop of young players the club has seen for years, resulting in the Reserves and Colts currently being in the best league position they have ever held and the prospect of a womens team and an ability counts team."

The club’s Facebook page had said last week: "Following a meeting where it was announced that a number of the club committee members will be stepping down at the end of the season, Minehead AFC now starts a recruitment process for several roles and positions.

“If you are interested in any of the above and would like to discuss the roles further please reach out to the club via our socials, or speak to a member of the club at a match day.”