Easington manager Andy Colledge quit straight after tonight's 2-0 home league cup defeat by Whitehaven.

Colledge, who guided the club into the Northern League from the Wearside League last season, has become more and more frustrated with the club's situation in recent weeks, and decided to go regardless of the result of tonight's game.

"I feel that I've taken the club as far as I can," he said.

"It's been a tough job keeping the club in the league, considering its financial situation in the last six weeks."

The club has yet to announce who'll be replacing him. Easington are at Gillford Park on Saturday.