Axe falls on Vines after poor run

The decision comes as Reds lie 20th in the Conference and were sent spinning out of the FA Cup by Ryman Leaguers Braintree Town at the weekend.

For a rookie manager, Vines enjoyed remarkable success at the Broadfield Stadium and won several trophies, in addition to steering the club into the Conference for the first time in their history.

A season of struggle was then widely anticipated for Reds debut campaign, but Vines showed his skills at the higher level to consolidate a safe mid-table placing that included wins over many established Conference sides.

However, a glut of signings designed to move the club forward following the advent of full-time status, has failed to pay off and Vines departs, with Murray Jones taking temporary charge.