With a heavy heart the club have accepted the resignation of David ‘Shimmy’ Easton, due to work commitments, he felt he could not give as much time going into a new season and decided due to promotion at work and his workload increasing, he could not give his all.
With the new season starting in August, Shimmy felt this was the correct time to step down and let someone else get the squad ready for the season ahead.
Shimmy has been involved with the club for around 9 years as a player then becoming manager in 2016/2017. The club can’t thank him enough for taking the club to the Premier League the highest that the club has been in since they formed.
In Shimmy’s first full season he guided the club to 5th in the league. Who can forget the great run in the Scottish Amateur Cup in the season of 2016/17 where the club went to the sixth round, knocking out previous winners of the trophy St Patricks at home with a last-minute goal to wild celebrations. Then playing Arklestone Barrhead in the fifth round and beating them with two bus loads of saints supporters travelling to Glasgow that day, finally being knocked out by Broomhouse in Glasgow 3-1.
The club continued to grow and move forward, in the season of 2017/18 they reached the final of the North of Scotland Amateur Cup losing to Sportsmans Club 2-1 in a tight affair that day which was a bitter blow.
In the same season they bounced back in lifting the Stephen Shield beating Stoneywood East End 3-0 for the clubs first cup trophy which was a great achievement for the club. Not done with just one trophy that season the team went on to lift the Bowie Cup beating Westhill 5-3.
The club have hovered around Division 2 for most of the time they have been formed but over the last number of years they improved season after season, adding more quality players and eventually took their place in the Premier League in Season 2018/19 where they have maintained their status finishing mid-table.
Shim has been instrumental in creating where the club is today and with the help of players, coaching staff and the committee they are in a great position going forward. Shim will stay on behind the scenes and still help with the club as we continue to grow.
The club and committee can only thank Shimmy for all his hard work and dedication to the club over the years and for the memories that have been created.
With big shoes to fill the club with Shimmy moved swiftly to appoint assistant manager Euan Duff to take over the helm and lead the club forward over the next few seasons. Euan has been a player for the club and due to injuries retired a few seasons ago to help Shimmy and join the backroom staff.
We are sure you will join us in wishing Duff all the best in his new role and continue to support the club as always going forward. ... See MoreSee Less
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