Three clubs in and one out of league

IT IS a case of three new clubs in and one out for next season, members heard at the Ridgeons League annual meeting at Diss on Saturday.League champions Soham Town have moved up to the Southern League Midland Division, with Wivenhoe Town taking their place in the Premier Division after being relegated from Ryman League Division One North.

IT IS a case of three new clubs in and one out for next season, members heard at the Ridgeons League annual meeting at Diss on Saturday.

League champions Soham Town have moved up to the Southern League Midland Division, with Wivenhoe Town taking their place in the Premier Division after being relegated from Ryman League Division One North.

Former members Brantham Athletic return, to Division One, after lifting the Metaltec Suffolk and Ipswich League title, and finally Maldon Reserves join the Southern Division of Ridgeons Reserve League. Knock-out Cup winners Needham Market will start the defence of their title at home to Stowmarket, while Ely City, the First Division winners, meet Halstead, whom they beat in a penalty shoot-out last term.

The Ridgeons League constitution for the 2008/09 season:


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Premier Division: CRC, Dereham Town, Ely City, Felixstowe & Walton Ud, Harwich & Parkeston, Haverhill Rovers, Histon Reserves, King's Lynn Reserves, Kirkley & Pakefield, Leiston, Lowestoft Town, Mildenhall Town, Needham Market, Norwich Utd, Stanway Rovers, Tiptree Utd, Walsham-le-Willows, Whitton Utd, Wisbech Town, Wivenhoe Town, Woodbridge Town, Wroxham.

First Division: Brantham Athletic Cornard Utd, Debenham LC, Diss Town, Downham Town, Fakenham Town, FC Clacton, Godmanchester Rovers, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth Town, Hadleigh Utd, Halstead Town, Ipswich Wanderers, Long Melford, March Town Utd, Newmarket Town, Saffron Walden Town, Stowmarket Town, Swaffham Town, Thetford Town.

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Ridgeons League Cup draws 2008/09:

Preliminary round: FC Clacton v Whitton Utd, Harwich & Parkeston v Ipswich Wanderers, Haverhill Rovers v Long Melford, King's Lynn Reserves v Norwich Utd, Kirkley & Pakefield v Gorleston, Lowestoft Town v Diss Town, Mildenhall Town v Godmanchester Rovers, Saffron Walden Town v Cornard Utd, Tiptree Utd v Felixstowe & Walton Utd, Wisbech Town v March Town Utd. Ties to be played week commencing September 29, 2008.

First round: CRC v Mildenhall Town or Godmanchester Rovers, Dereham Town v Fakenham Town, FC Clacton or Whitton Utd v Tiptree Utd or Felixstowe & Walton Utd, Great Yarmouth Town v Debenham LC, Halstead Town v Ely City, Harwich & Parkeston or Ipswich Wanderers v Woodbridge Town, Haverhill Rovers or Long Melford v Saffron Walden Town or Cornard Utd, Histon Reserves v Newmarket Town, Lowestoft Town or Diss Town v Leiston, Needham Market (holders) v Stowmarket Town, Stanway Rovers v Hadleigh Utd, Swaffham Town v King's Lynn Reserves or Norwich Utd, Thetford Town v Downham Town, Walsham-le-Willows v Kirkley & Pakefield or Gorleston, Wisbech Town or March Town Utd v Wroxham, Wivenhoe Town v Brantham Athletic. Ties to be played week commencing October 20 2008, except the match at CRC, which will be played on October 29.

First Division KO Cup

Preliminary round: Diss Town v Great Yarmouth Town, Fakenham Town v March Town Utd, Saffron Walden Town v Godmanchester Rovers, FC Clacton v Ipswich Wanderers. Ties to be played week commencing October 6, 2008.

First round: Debenham LC v Gorleston, Hadleigh Utd v Brantham Athletic, Halstead Town v FC Clacton or Ipswich Wanderers, Long Melford v Saffron Walden Town or Godmanchester Rovers, Newmarket Town v Cornard Utd, Stowmarket Town v Diss Town or Great Yarmouth Town, Swaffham Town v Fakenham Town or March Town Utd, Thetford Town v Downham Town. Ties to be played week commencing November 3, 2008.

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