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Breaking News - AFC Liverpool Promoted to Premier Division

At todays League AGM, a bizarre twist sees AFC Liverpool promoted to the North West Counties Premier Division.


The constitution of the League for season 2011-12 was announced at the League AGM today.

The Premier Division will consist of 22 clubs.  New Mills have been  promoted to the Evo-Stik League, but no club has been relegated back.   This means Rossendale United are reprieved from relegation, as the club  finishing second bottom of the Premier Division in 2010-11.

In addition, Formby have been guilty of a breach of rules regarding a  change of entity not being notified to the League or the FA.  As  result, Formby have been relegated to Division One, and Ashton Athletic  are reprieved from relegation.

AFC Blackpool and Runcorn Town, as champions and runners-up in Division One, are promoted to the Premier Division.

However, Rossendale United have given no indication to the League  Management Committee that they wish to remain members of the league for  season 2011-12, and have not paid their league membership fee by the  required deadline.  No representative from Rossendale United attended  the AGM to offer any explanation as to the club’s status.

This issue, coupled with non-payment of other fines and general  maladministration over the past few months, has led to the League  Management Committee taking the decision to expel Rossendale United from  the League.

This creates another vacancy in the Premier Division, which was  offered to Holker Old Boys, as the team finishing third in Division One  last season.  Holker Old Boys declined the opportunity, and therefore  the additional place will now be taken by AFC Liverpool, who finished  fourth in Division One last season.

Nelson and Northwich Villa were both elected to the league’s First  Division at the meeting and the league will now operate with an 18 club  first division.


Posted by:  karlos         Date:  June 18, 2011         Popularity:  2,617 views

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