Wivenhoe Town Football Club have announced that they are on the lookout for a new first-team manager after parting company with James Meadows.

The club have said that they and Meadows have gone their separate ways "by mutual consent" after "a difficult run of results" in Thurlow Nunn League division one south.

The news comes in the wake of another setback for the team the previous day.

A late goal sent Wivenhoe down to a 1-0 defeat against bottom club Fire United on Saturday as the Dragons extended a losing run that has now stretched to 15 games.

The Dragons' last win was a 3-2 victory at Newbury Forest on October 27 and the latest result has left them 14th in the division one south table, but, now just four points above the foot of the table themselves and facing the prospect of a relegation fight in the last few months of the campaign.

In a statement issued buy the club on their website, they said: "We can confirm that following a difficult run of results, and by mutual consent, James Meadows has left the club.

"The committee said that the results have been disappointing for some-while and after a number of chats with James over recent weeks, we both felt the time was right to part ways.

"Although things have not worked out as we had hoped, Wivenhoe Town Football Club would like to put on record our thanks to James for his hard work and wish him well for the future."

The club are now inviting applications to take up the position of first-team manager.

Meadows was appointed in May last year after the departure of Chris Hudson, who left at the end of last season.

He took the Dragons' reins having had more than ten years of experience in football management, including eight years at Brightlingsea Regent,where he developed successful under-18 and under-21 teams.

Before joining Wivenhoe, Meadows was most recently at Great Bentley, where he managed the side to successive titles and promotions and helped the club finish as unbeaten first division champions in the Essex and Suffolk Border League.