Anderson looks back at his highlights as Harrow Borough manager

PUBLISHED: 18:08 21 January 2015 | UPDATED: 18:37 21 January 2015

Dave Anderson has decided to step down as Harrow Borough manager but will stay on until a new boss is appointed.

Dave Anderson has decided to step down as Harrow Borough manager but will stay on until a new boss is appointed.


Harrow Borough are on the lookout for a new manager after Dave Anderson made the decision to step down from the role.

His decision came after Harrow let a 2-0 lead slip against East Thurrock United, eventually losing 4-2.

Anderson remained in charge for the 2-1 defeat at Hampton & Richmond on Saturday and admits the last six months have been a very difficult period for both himself and the club, who are currently just one place off bottom in the Ryman League.

He said: “We were 1-0 up on Saturday, they scored their first on 88 minutes and then the winner in injury time.

“I think the footballing gods were trying to tell me something. It left me sick to my stomach to lose the game like that.”

Borough’s biggest problem this season has been defensively. After 30 league matches they have conceded 62 goals and Anderson hopes his replacement can find a solution.

He said: “It has been really, really frustrating.

“We have been leading in four of the last five matches and in the 1-0 defeat against Met Police we battered them in the second half and had a stonewall penalty turned down.

“It would nearly be easier if we were getting beaten 4-0 every week but we have scored in almost every match.

“There is a flaw in the team. Whether it’s character, call it what you want but I said it to the players after the game.

“Maybe I’ve run over a black cat, or someone has a voodoo doll of me and is sticking pins in it,” he joked.

Borough chairman Peter Rogers received 30 applications for the role and has made a shortlist of eight with interviews currently taking place.

Anderson said: “I think its very important the club choose their own man.

“The chairman has asked me about a couple of people who have applied for the role but that’s the extent of my involvment.

“It looks like I will be in charge for the match away at Grays Athletic on Saturday. The club may have appointed a new man by then but it might be a case of him watching from the stands for that one.”

Looking back on his three and a half years at the club, Anderson has plenty of fond memories.

He said: “Four things stand out for me. The first was Jason Goodliffe in as my assistant, who is now first team coach at Stevenage.

“Second would be keeping the team up in my first season in charge.

“Coming back from 4-1 down away to Margate to draw 4-4 and also signing James Shea and then selling him to my old club AFC Wimbledon in the summer.”

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