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The NCEL Premier Division 2017-18 (update)

5 months ago By Andrew Marsh

Changes to the changes......

Alas, after suggesting off-the-field events look not to have determined the make-up of the Premier Division next season (here), something comes along to complicate the picture.....

Relegated Evo-Stik South Division side Ilkeston FC were wound up in the High Court on Monday. To replace them, fellow relegated club Frickley Athletic have been switched from their original placing in the North Division to the South Division. To fill the gap, Goole AFC - originally relegated to the NCEL - have been handed a reprieve and will live to fight another day in Evo-Stik League football.

To keep the number of teams in the NCEL Premier Division at 22, third from bottom Barton Town Old Boys have also been given a reprieve from relegation, meaning The Miners will pay a visit to the Easy Buy Stadium next season after all.

The revised line-up is shown below, where you can enjoy seeing Garforth listed in eighth position ("Didn't we hear that joke last year?"). Again, all of this is subject to ratification at the NCEL AGM in Scarborough a week on Saturday.

1. AFC Mansfield
2. Albion Sports
3. Athersley Recreation
4. Barton Town Old Boys
5. Bottesford Town
6. Bridlington Town
7. Clipstone
8. Garforth Town
9. Hall Road Rangers
10. Handsworth Parramore
11. Harrogate Railway
12. Hemsworth MW
13. Liversedge
14. Maltby Main
15. Parkgate
16. Penistone Church
17. Pickering Town
18. Pontefract Collieries
19. Rainworth MW
20. Staveley MW
21. Thackley
22. Worksop Town

Updated 11:17 - 8 Jun 2017 by Andrew Marsh

Where next?

Simmo South Elmsall-bound! Top scorer joins Frickley Athletic....
First Team vs AFC Mansfield (A) - Tuesday 21st November Miners back in Nottinghamshire as we hit the road to the Forest Town Stadium (kick-off 7:45pm).

Sat 25 Nov
League 15:00
Wed 29 Nov
First team Bottesford Town
League 19:45
Sat 2 Dec
First team Penistone Church
League 15:00

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