ROB Marquis has today stepped down from his position as Bridport manager, the Bridport News can reveal.

It comes after a board meeting this morning, following which Marquis decided to quit after seven months at the helm.

Former Bridport and Weymouth goalkeeper Marquis won just one of his 26 games in charge - a 2-1 win over Ashton & Backwell.

The development follows Saturday's grim 12-1 loss to Millbrook, thought to be the Bees' biggest loss in 30 years.

Marquis leaves with the Bees rooted to the bottom of the Toolstation Western League Premier Division table.

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His assistant, Shaun Annetts, takes temporary charge of the Bees for the remainder for the season, or until a permanent new boss can be found.

He will be assisted by current reserve-team number two Mark Lock and Sam Day.

Speaking to the Bridport News, a candid Marquis admitted he was "disappointed, hurt and devastated" by the way his tenure panned out.

More to follow.