The pair confirmed their departure after Barums 5-0 defeat at home to Cirencester Town this afternoon (Saturday). The defeat was Barnstaples 14th from 17 games in Division One South, and their fifth in a row. Club chairman Bob Chamberlain said: Obviously its disappointing that its come to this. Ive got great respect for Kevin and Dave, and I and the club wish them all the best. Darch and Griffiths took over as co-managers in December last year, coincidentally after Richard Pears resigned following a 3-1 defeat at Cirencester. Under their stewardship Barum avoided relegation from the Southern League, securing a third campaign in the division. The 2018\/19 campaign got off to a difficult start. Hamstrung by a tight budget, the club lost their first nine before a three-game winning streak that included a victory over then-unbeaten league leaders Yate Town.