Ammies chairman Reid takes over second team at Warrenview.

PUBLISHED: 11:30 27 November 2014 | UPDATED: 11:30 27 November 2014

Exmouth Ammateurs 2nds were home to Woodbury at the weekend. Ref exsp 1084-47-14AW Picture: Alex Walton

Exmouth Ammateurs 2nds were home to Woodbury at the weekend. Ref exsp 1084-47-14AW Picture: Alex Walton

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Exmouth Amateurs Reserves have appointed Adam Reid as their new manager.

Reid, formerly of Woodbury, joined Ammies in the summer as club chairman, with a view to working with Jody Bolt and rebuilding the Warrenview club.

Reid was finding it difficult to commit to Saturday’s which wasn’t ideal as a manager all things considered, but work has changed slightly allowing him to be a little more ‘hands on’

Andy Carder was running the team, but changes needed to be made. However, the new second team boss was very sympathetic towards the previous management team.

Reid says: “The last couple of years have been very difficult for the reserve section of the club. Pete Vine worked tirelessly last season simply to keep the team going. This season, hasn’t been much easier. Rick Withers had to drop down from the first team in order to start the season and since then Andy Carder has been on the front line, but with little help. Stuart Towers was an assistant, but he wasn’t able to help too much due to the fact that he was on the pitch playing. Andy has understandably tired of the solo role and needed help, that’s where I stepped in”

Ammies have made it clear that they want to increase the number of teams next season so are desperate to try and keep the second team in the Fresha League Division Three.

Reid remains bullish about that target saying: “I think we can organise an escape-form-the-drop act. Momentum is sorely needed at the moment. I know this division well and we’re definitely not the weakest team in the section. I have planned our escape and will be looking forward to putting it to the test next week at Clyst Valley. We have targeted 25 points to enable us to effect a great escape and, with some of the hardest teams in the league already played, that is very achievable.”

Reid will be assisted by Andy Carder and the new man in charge has wasted little time in team planning with the signing of Alex Trevena, a young goalkeeper from Clyst Valley and a former player of his at Woodbury, midfielder Craig Leaman.

Reid says: “These two will not be the last in, but I am keen for all the current reserve team squad to know that they will all be given a chance to prove their worth.”

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