Leighton sack manager Mark Eaton

Mark Eaton.

Mark Eaton.

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Leighton Town have sacked Mark Eaton after less than five months in charge.

Eaton took over from Craig Bicknell, who was dismissed in the summer, but Leighton have picked up just two wins and 11 defeats in their opening 13 matches,.

Saturday’s 4-0 defeat away at Enfield saw Town knocked out of the FA Trophy, while sitting 19th in Evo-Stik Division 1 Central.

A club statement read: “Following the recent run of poor results and performances the Club Executive have decided to relieve Mark Eaton of the position of football manager effective immediately.

“Mark is very disappointed with this decision and the Executive wish to thank him for his and his associates for their hard work, committment and effort put in since the start of this season.

“From today, football matters will be handled by Stuart Murray whilst the Executive consider the situation.”