mxFour Of Clubs .... and the re-shuffling commences - Andover Town have reportedly declared they will NOT be taking promotion from the Wessex Premier, citing retirements and departures from their playing squads.
That's a shame - would have been a nice local derby for Winchester City.
We only made it up to the SL SW a few years ago, because someone else turned down promotion. For teams at the extremities of regional leagues, there's a hell of a lot of mileage to do. A lot of players just don't want to do it.
And sadly there is always going to be clubs in that situation however they regionalise the leagues. Just goes to show what a magnificent job Truro do year after year in their league and how Guernsey manage to survive. Can’t really see any other clubs out of Devon and Cornwall ever making it beyond Step 5.