'Same again' for Ridgeons League

IT was a case of 'same again' following the Ridgeons League annual meeting at Diss FC on Saturday, with no new teams accepted, and members heard that the competition was in a sound financial position.

Football

IT was a case of 'same again' following the Ridgeons League annual meeting at Diss FC on Saturday, with no new teams accepted, and members heard that the competition was in a sound financial position.

However clubs will have to dig deeper in their pockets on match days. with referees' expenses rising to £27 per match and linesmen up to £18.

Braintree Wanderers' application had already been turned down, as the FA had indicated that new clubs had to join the system at Step 7 level (KB Border League) and could not move straight into Step 6, which is Ridgeons Division One.


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Following internal reorganisation, both financially and administratively, Clacton Town have changed their name to FC Clacton, and will be in Division One following last season's relegation.

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Preliminary Round draw

South: Hadleigh v Tiptree, Melford v Whitton, Clacton v Halstead. Round One: Felixstowe v Harwich, Ipswich Wan v Melford or Whitton, Clacton or Halstead v Hadleigh or Tiptree, Stanway v Cornard.

North: Wroxham v Wisbech; Norwich Utd v March; Round One: Downham v Wroxham or Wisbech, Dereham v Kings Lynn Res, Swaffham v Fakenham, Norwich or March v Thetford.

West: Haverhill v Saffron Walden, Histon Res v Cambridge RC. Round One: Newmarket v Histon or Cambridge, Mildenhall v Soham, Ely v Walsham Le Willows, Haverhill or Saffron Walden v Godmanchester.

East: Woodbridge v Diss, Yarmouth v Gorleston; Round One: Debenham v Yarmouth or Gorleston, Lowestoft v Leiston, Woodbridge or Diss v Kirkley, Stowmarket v Needham Mkt.

Division One South: Melford v Halstead. Round One:Cornard v Tiptree, Melford or Halstead v Clacton.

Division One North: Thetford v Diss. Round One:Fakenham v Gorleston, Yarmouth v Thetford or Diss.

Division One West: March v Ely. Round One:Godmanchester v Saffron Walden, Downham v March or Ely.

Division One East: Hadleigh v Whitton, Stowmarket v Debenham.

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