Railway handed potential relegation reprieve

Harrogate Railway
Harrogate Railway

HARROGATE Railway could be reprieved from Evo-Stick relegation after an email by the league confirmed the requested relegation of Durham City.

In another dramatic week off the pitch, it has also been revealed Woodley Sports could be booted out after they were found guilty of serious rule breaches.

This is subject to an appeal by the club if they wish.

Premier Division side Northwich Victoria, meanwhile, are also facing the threat of expulsion after they failed to comply with the league’s financial rules.

“Will all clubs please note that Durham City have requested to take one of the relegation places in our First Division North and this has been accepted by the League and The FA,” read the statement.

“All clubs need to be aware that the press statement relative to Woodley Sports relegation is subject to an appeal by the club if they so wish. If the league sanction imposed on Woodley Sports is implemented then it will be that they will take the one remaining relegation place in Division One North.

“The implications of the Northwich Victoria sanction with regards to promotion play offs and relegation will be communicated to all clubs after any appeal to The FA.”

Second bottom Railway finish their season at home to Mossley tomorrow.

The news of their potential reprieve will be of relief to joint-managers Denis Metcalf, Alan Parkes and Bob Moffatt as well as everyone connected with the Station View club.