BASILDON United have relieved head coach Glen Kendall of his duties after just one match in charge.

Kendall was appointed as John Sussex’s successor in midweek, but the Isthmian North side were condemned to a 6-1 defeat by Hornchurch in the second qualifying round of the FA Trophy yesterday.

And vice-chairman Lee Connor confirmed Kendall and his backroom staff have left the club.

Connor said: “We have had second thoughts and feel decisions were made far too quickly on the appointment of Glen Kendall and his management team.

“Therefore, Glen and his team have been relieved of their duties and the club will not be making any rash decisions for the time being.

“I will be stepping up as interim manager until a permanent appointment is made.”

Basildon missed out on a first ever appearance in the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy after suffering the convincing defeat to Isthmian Premier League high-flyers Hornchurch.

Marvin Morgan gave Hornchurch a 15th minute lead at the Cousins Car Wash Stadium by heading a corner home.

And the visitors’ advantage was doubled after Charlie Stimson nodded past Basildon goalkeeper Clarke Bogard before the break.

The Bees fell further behind as Daniel Uchechi latched onto a through ball and added his name to the scoresheet 10 minutes after the interval, while Stimson doubled his tally for the afternoon.

Ernest Okoh got a goal back for Basildon by slotting home four minutes later, but the Urchins had the final say as Stimson completed his hat-trick before Lewwis Spence rounded off the scoring in injury time.