CAERSWS Football Club have been dealt a blow after joint-manager Mark Griffiths stepped down this week.

Griffiths and joint-manager Luke Williams masterminded the club's return to JD Cymru North this season after winning the Ardal North East League and have so far enjoyed a decent start to the campaign.

A club statement read: "Caersws Football Club can announce that joint manager Mark Griffiths has decided to step down from his role with immediate effect.

"Everyone at the club would like to thank Mark for his long and loyal servive to the club which started as a Bluebirds player with a fantastic goal record in the famous blue number 10 shirt but especially for the past five years in the dug out.


"His hard work and commitment sees the club in a much better position now than when he took over, especially given the added obstacles of the league restructuring and Covid pandemic to navigate too.

"The result of much of Mark's hard work, drive and commitment sees the club back in tier two with a few more trophies in the cabinet too and his place in our history assured given what he has achieved in his time at the rec, both on and off the pitch.

County Times: Mark Griffiths in action for Caersws.Mark Griffiths in action for Caersws. Picture by Phil Blagg.

"Everyone at the club acknowledges his exceptional contribution and wishes him all the very best for the future."

The Bluebirds host basement side Chirk AAA on Saturday with Luke Williams at the helm.

Williams insisted the players were focused after a "difficult week."

He said: "It's obviously been a difficult week for the team and club but everyone's focus is firmly on the weekend and the game against Chirk.

"The lads have trained well and are eager to get back to winning ways in front of our great supporters who I urge to get behind us once again."