The managerial team at Petersfield Town have resigned after one of the club's most successful seasons for years.

The Rams celebrated promotion to the Premier Division of the Wessex League with a penalty shoot-out victory over New Milton.

They also reached the final of the Wessex League Cup, although that ended in defeat when they went down 4-2 to Premier Division Baffins Milton Rovers.

Soon after the final ended, it was announced that co-managers Pat Suraci and Joe Lea were leaving the club.

And that was soon followed by the news that head of football Mark Summerhill, himself a former first-team manager, was also leaving.

In a statement, the co-managers said: "It has been an incredible season to be part of this football club.

"We're so grateful to have had the opportunity to begin our managerial careers at such a special club.

"We have had some amazing moments this year and those play-off games in particular will live long in the memory for us. It really has been a pleasure for us to manage this club."

Summerhill has been at the club for six years, the first five as first team manager and then as head of football.

He said: "I want to place on record my thanks to everyone who has supported me in my six seasons at the club.

"It has been far from easy, and there have been some real ups and downs, not to mention two Covid-hit seasons.

"I am proud to walk away for my next challenge, leaving the club promoted to the Wessex Premier League. I can genuinely say the club are in a better place now as I leave them than when I started."

No announcement has been made where the trio may move to.

But Petersfield have long had links with Southern League Premier South Division Gosport Borough, who are searching for a new managerial team after last week parting company with former Aldershot boss Mark Moseley, who had been in charge since November.