DORCHESTER Town secretary Dave Martin has criticised the appointment of new vice-chairman Annie Greenslade.

Greenslade, who has worked at the county town club for four years, was made vice-chairman by Eddie Mitchell at the same time he handed over the chairmanship to Dave Roberts.

Martin has welcomed the new role for Roberts and believes that Mitchell, who has become the new chairman at AFC Bournemouth, is intent on delivering success to Dorchester Town.

However, he is concerned by the title awarded to Green-slade, and urged Mitchell to contact former director Shaun Hearn regarding a return to the Jewson Stadium.

In a statement released on the Dorchester Town Fans’ Forum, Martin said: “Together with Roy O’Brien and Ashley Vickers, I had a meeting with Eddie last week at Sandbanks. It was very positive and he is committed to the success of DTFC.

“We discussed many issues and in particular the future financing of the club.

“I urged him to talk to Shaun Hearn about future involvement, because in my opinion Shaun has the ability to manage the business and also the people, particularly in trying to get more to matches at the stadium.

“I welcome the appointment of Dave Roberts, he does have DTFC at heart. He has the skills to manage the business and also to manage a difficult cash flow.

“I did however express my concern to Eddie over the appointment of Annie Green-slade.

“I have been involved at boardroom level for 18 years and with the greatest respect to Annie, I don’t think she has the skills or experience to take over running the club should the situation arise.

“Eddie assured me it was vice chairman in name only.”

Greenslade politely declined to comment on Martin’s views.