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Two non league clubs have promotion cancelled due to FA’s decision

Two non league clubs have promotion cancelled due to the FA’s decision to null and void Steps 3 and 6 with immediate effect.

Jersey Bulls and Vauxhall Motors were those teams who had already had the ‘P’ placed next to their names in their league tables.

The Channel Islands outfit had won all 27 of their matches in the Combined Counties Football League Division One and were 20 points clear at the top.

A statement from the chairman read: “Dear all, We are in unprecedented times and our thoughts, as a club, first and foremost surround the well-being of all our club members, players and supporters, and of course our fellow Islanders and the wider public during these difficult times.”

It continued: “We are of course disappointed with the recent decision of the FA to null and void the current season and discount the Club’s hard work over the last 8 months and our record breaking first season. The Club was in the unusual position of having already secured promotion at the time the league was suspended and so we will be engaging further with the FA and Combined Counties League on this issue.

“We are extremely proud of the wonderful efforts and achievements of all our players, management team and club members. We would also like to thank all our supporters for their overwhelming support in our first season.

“Above all else, we hope we can all remain safe and positive during these challenging times.”

“Yours Sincerely, Russell Le Feuvre Chairman Jersey Bulls Football Club.”

League Table Combined Counties Division One

For the Motormen, they had celebrated going up with 7 games left to spare, but now find themselves in the same league next year.

The NWCFL are writing to the FA to express their disappointment that the League has been made null and void.

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Players had their say on the situation, Tom Mitchell wrote: “Promoted with 16 points clear at the “top, to be told this. Tough one to take but the show must go on.”

Ben Holmes tweeted: “Absolutely wounded @Vauxhallmotorfc so much time and effort went into that season, what a waste.”

Joint Chester manager Anthony Johnson simply put: “Disgrace!”

Vauxhall Motors celebrate progress in a cup

Northern Premier League Premier Division leaders South Shields were set for promotion to National League North with a 13-point gap to second, but will now spend another campaign in tier seven of English football.

Truro City were top of the Southern League Premier Division South and eyeing a return to the National League South.

Just 15 days ago, Hellenic League Division One East side Risborough Rangers were looking forward to going to Abingdon Town to seal promotion.

Kensal Town, Stockton Town, Infinity FC, Worthing, Workington and Ware had a decent lead at the top of their tables too.

We continue to wait for a decision to be made for the Premier League, EFL and National League, something which could come within the next week.

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