CARTERTON have resigned their first team from the Uhlsport Hellenic League following a second managerial resignation of the season.

The club were forced to postpone several Premier Division fixtures after manager Ben Sadler resigned his duties, with several players following suit.

John-Paul Hannaway and Sean O'Sullivan took up the reins on an interim basis with the aim of assembling a new side from scratch, but their efforts have proven unsuccessful.

And after Saturday's scheduled Bluefin Sport Challenge Cup tie was awarded to hosts Tuffley Rovers due to Carterton's inability to field a side, Hannaway and O'Sullivan have also stood down.

"It is with deep regret that, after long discussions yesterday, Carterton FC have decided to withdraw their first team from the Hellenic League Premier Division," said secretary Nick Truman in a statement.

"This decision was not taken lightly by the club's committee.

"Every one of the committee decided that it was in the club's best interest to ensure its survival that this action be taken.

"We would like to thank JP Hannaway and Sean O'Sullivan for their efforts and also Brian King, CEO of the Hellenic League, and his management team for their support, and (offer our) sincere apologies to all those teams that have been affected."