SL; Banbury United lateral movement revealed

Banbury United revealed late on Friday evening that they have been laterally moved from the Southern League Southern to the Southern League Central Division; the knock on effect after clubs had to be shuffled around as Shaw Lane FC announced they were folding.

Taken from the Banbury United website:

United have been advised of a change of league allocation for 2018-19

The FA were notified today by Shaw Lane AFC that they are to withdraw from the Northern Premier League’s Premier Division.

As a result, the FA have written to the club this evening to advise that the following will apply:

* Wimborne Town are to fill the vacancy at Step 3 and will be placed in the Southern League South

* Banbury United will be laterally moved to the Southern League Central

* Hednesford Town will be laterally moved to the Northern Premier League

* FC Romania are promoted to Step 4

* Fleet Town are to be laterally moved to the Southern League West

 

Below are the original divisions listed back in May:

Step 3- Southern League Central 
AFC Rushden & Diamonds
Alvechurch
Barwell
Bedworth United
Biggleswade Town
Coalville Town
Halesowen Town
Hednesford Town
Hitchin Town
Kettering Town
King’s Lynn Town
Leiston
Lowestoft Town
Needham Market
Redditch United
Royston Town
Rushall Olympic
St Ives Town
St Neots Town
Stourbridge
Stratford Town
Tamworth

Step 3 – Southern League South
Banbury United (now moved to the Central division)
Basingstoke Town
Beaconsfield Town
Chesham United
Dorchester Town
Farnborough
Frome Town
Gosport Borough
Harrow Borough
Hartley Wintney
Hendon
Kings Langley
Merthyr Town
Metropolitan Police
Poole Town
Salisbury
Staines Town
Swindon Supermarine
Taunton Town
Tiverton Town
Walton Casuals
Weymouth

Banbury have said their board will consider the matter.

For the Shaw Lane AFC statement click here: https://www.footballtradedirectory.com/shaw-lane-announce-they-will-withdraw-from-all?cat=3077

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