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Wrens get their EMCL wish

By Gordon Foster

Rainworth MWFC have been informed by the FA that they will play in the East Midlands Counties League next season.

The news is welcomed by the Wrens who had expressed a preference for this league after taking a voluntary demotion from the Northern Counties East Premier into step 6 of the National Leagues System.
Reaction to the news will follow. Meanwhile, it means that travelling costs will be much reduced from the NCEL with the longest journey being to Ashby Ivanhoe who play at Ashby-de-la-Zouch.
The full constitution of the league will be as follows:
Arnold Town (Notts)
Ashby Ivanhoe (Leics)
Barrow Town (Leics)
Belper United (Derbys)
Borrowash Victoria (Derbys)
Clifton All Whites (Notts)
Clipstone (Notts)
Eastwood Community (Notts)
Gedling MW (Notts)
Graham Street Prims (Derbys)
Heanor Town (Derbys)
Holbrook Sports (Derbys)
Ingles (Leics)
Kimberley MW (Notts)
Newark Flowserve (Notts)
Radford (Notts)
Rainworth MW (Notts)
Selston (Notts)
Teversal (Notts)
West Bridgford (Notts)
One major surprise is the inclusion of Heanor Town from the Midland League Premier Division. The Lions have, like Rainworth, taken a voluntary demotion, which has allowed Ilkeston Town to step up in their place.
Ingles may be an unfamiliar name - they were Leicestershire Senior League champions last season and play in Shepshed, but do not groundshare with Dynamo - they have their own ground at Little Haw Lane.
Other local step 6 clubs Bolsover, Ollerton Town and Shirebrook Town, will all remain in NCEL Division One.

Updated 12:56 - 25 May 2018 by Gordon Foster

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