League changes provisionally announced

THE nervous wait for non-league clubs left in the limbo finally came to an end today when the Football Association announced decisions on promotion, relegation and sideways moves.

THE nervous wait for non-league clubs left in the limbo finally came to an end today when the Football Association announced decisions on promotion, relegation and sideways moves.

However, with some clubs set to appeal, it has been stressed that these decisions could still be subject to further change.

AFC SUDBURY - who wanted a move back to the Ryman League - have controversially been told they will have to stay in the British Gas Southern League, Midlands Division. The Suffolk club may well appeal against this decision.

WITHAM TOWN - having finished second bottom of the Ryman league Division One North - have been relegated to their preferred destination of the Essex Senior League.


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As previously announced, Ridgeons League winners LOWESTOFT TOWN have been promoted to the Ryman League Division One North.

Although still unofficial, the FA has highly recommended that TIPTREE UNITED be granted their wish of moving sideways from the Ridgeons League Premier Division to the Essex Senior League.

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HARWICH & PARKESTON and HAVERHILL ROVERS will therefore be given a reprieve of relegation from the Ridgeons League Premier Division due to the fact that Whitton United left the league mid-season and Tiptree and Lowestoft have gone elsewhere without being replaced.

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