Llwydcoed unveil new managerial duo before season opener

AFC Llwydcoed has announced that Lewis Holder and Matt Driscoll will take charge of first-team duties just one week before the new Welsh Football League season kicks off.

Driscoll makes the move to become first team manager at the club having previously been in charge of the club’s rivals, Aberdare Town. The manager will be joined by former Llwydcoed player Holder in the dugout at the Welfare Ground ahead of the 2018-19 season.

Llwydcoed finished the last term in 13th place with 28 points and eight victories, and Driscoll will undoubtedly be hoping to use his experience in order to build upon the foundations laid by the club last term.

Driscoll’s last job was with Llwydcoed’s local rivals Aberdare Town, who are in the same league.

The former Aberdare manager replaced Lee Williams in January 2016, and despite suffering relegation with the club from Division One, he was unable to mastermind an immediate return to the second tier of Welsh football with the club.

However, after a winless start to last season, the manager resigned from his post.

But, AFC Llwydcoed have swooped to appoint the manager as the man to lead them into the new season, despite his links with Aberdare, alongside former Llwydcoed player Lewis Holder.

The Llwydcoed faithful will be hoping the new man in charge can impose himself on his squad soon and make a winning start to the 2018-19 Welsh Football League Division 2 season, when they face newly promoted Welsh Football League Division 3 champions Swansea University at home next week.

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