Thursday, 23 May 2013

Arnold Town set to leave Northern Counties East League

By James Grayson (Twitter: @jamesAgrayson)
The NCEL have not yet commented on the make-up of the league for next season, but Arnold chairman Graham Peck said: “This is great for Arnold as we have the opportunity to move on to rebuild ourselves in a competitive league that is known for its football and overall friendliness. A further statement will be issued later.”
Arnold have been in the NCEL setup since 1993, but have struggled in the Premier Division for the last few seasons.
They were deducted ten points for entering administration which placed them in the relegation zone.
But, 15 points from the final seven games saw the Eagles finish 19th – four points above relegated Lincoln Moorlands Railway.
However, due to the rules regarding administration, Arnold were told that they would be relegated one step.
If EMCL football is confirmed, Arnold will join the likes of former NCEL teams Borrowash Victoria and Gedling Miners Welfare.

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