Kingstonian have appointed Craig Edwards as manger following the sacking of Tommy Williams.

The former Billericay Town manager, who ended a 35-year dry spell for the club by winning the league in 2012, will take over with Ks having slipped into the relegation zone.

Tommy Williams and his assistant Graham Harper were sacked on Sunday after a 2-1 away defeat to Burgess Hill Town – Ks eighth loss in ten games.

Kingstonian co-chairman Mark Anderson said: “Craig comes with a wealth of experience at this level of football, we are delighted that he was available to come to Kingstonian at this time.

“His approach, enthusiasm and football ethos impressed us all and we are confident that we have made an excellent appointment.

“On behalf of the board, I urge all Ks fans to get behind Craig and the team starting on Saturday.”

Mr Edwards will begin the survival fight at home to Leatherhead on Saturday, with just six games left to save their place in the division.

He led Billericay Town for six seasons, leading them to the Isthmian League Championship in 2012 and an Essex Senior Cup victory a season earlier.

Mr Edwards also had spells with Barkingside, Barking, Grays Athletic, Redbridge, Chelmsford City and Dulwich Hamlet before his move to the New Lodge, plus he worked for five years with Southend United as Head Youth Coach.

His spell at Billericay Town ended in acrimony earlier this month when he resigned over “broken promises” from the board.