DORCHESTER Town’s former chairman Matt Lucas has stepped down from the Magpies’ board of directors.

Lucas, who spent five years as Magpies’ chief from 2014 to 2019, was succeeded by incumbent Scott Symes last season.

Elaborating on his decision, Lucas said: “Being a director and chairman has been one of the greatest honours for me personally, and it was a really special day for me when Shaun (Hearn) asked me and invited me to become a director for the club that I love and it is something that I will cherish forever.

“I have loved working with so many good people over a number of years now – I just feel now is the right time for me to step down. I would like to wish the board every success in the future in moving the club forward.”

Symes added: “Matt is a great friend and lifelong Magpies fan, and he has given exceptional service to the club over many years which means many, many hours of voluntary time.

“I would like to thank Matt for all the support he has given to the club and to me since I became chairman. Enjoy some well-deserved time back with your family.”

Dorchester expressed gratitude to Lucas, stating: “We would like to thank Matt for his outstanding service to the club both as chairman and as a director over the past decade.”

Meanwhile, midfielder Ollie Griggs has left the Magpies.

In a social media statement, he said: “Thanks @DorchTownFC for everything but unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be this season, which is a shame!

"I was looking forward to the season. Onto the next chapter, looking forward to seeing where I’ll be playing next.”