Paul Reid has taken over as joint interim manager of Whitehawk after Ben Strevens left the club.

Strevens confirmed his departure after today’s 2-2 draw at home to Weymouth in the FA Trophy.

He is returning to his former club Eastleigh as a player with some coaching involvement.

Centre-back Reid will, like Strevens, work alongside Alan Payne at the Enclosed Ground.

Strevens kept himself on the bench as unused sub in today’s tie.

He was brought to the club by previous boss Richard Hill after parting company with Eastleigh.

A change at the top at the Hampshire outfit, with Ronnie Moore replaced as manager by Martin Allen, opens the door for his return.

Strevens told The Argus: “I shouldn’t really have left when I did and I came here after Hilly asked me too.

“Things have changed there now too and it’s probably the right decision for me to go back on a personal note.

“That doesn’t mean it’s not hard to tell everyone at the football club here.

“In football sometimes you have to put yourself first. I feel bad for doing it but I probably had to do it for my family.”

He added: “I really hope Whitehawk get some stability now. That is the main thing for this football club.”

Mike West's super strike gave Hawks a half-time lead which should have been more than 1-0.

Missed chances came back to haunt them when Charlie Davies fired Weymouth level on 81 minutes.

Danny Mills restored the home lead within a minute but Chris Shephard forced a replay from the penalty spot.

The replay takes place on Tuesday which means Hawks’ Senior Cup tie with Lewes on Wednesday will be delayed until the New Year.