Crosses resign while Emlyn also commit U-turn

Reporter:

Gavin Grosvenor

FOUR Crosses have resigned from the Spar Mid Wales League.

The second division club officially withdrew at the league annual meeting in Llanidloes this week.

League secretary Phil Woosnam sympathised with the club which cited  excessive travel demands as part of their reason to return to recreation level.

The Foxon Manor club has confirmed plans to compete in the Montgomeryshire League next season.

A statement from the club read: “Although a difficult decision to take it was felt it was the right one for the club to take.

“Having finished near the bottom of Spar Division Two over the past couple of seasons, our squad  are not strong enough to compete as we would like in the league.

“On top of this, the travelling to away games is an ever increasing problem with several of the squad working on Saturday mornings.

“In short, we feel that a season or two in the amateur league will help us to recruit and rebuild the team, hopefully returning to the Spar Mid Wales League in the near future.

“The club would like to  thank officers of the Spar Mid Wales League for all their help and support over the many years and wish the league all the best going forward.”

Meanwhile Newcastle Emlyn have also withdrawn their application to join the Mid Wales League.

Woosnam confirmed the South Cardiganshire League club would not be considered for promotion to the second division.

Woosnam said: “The club is not in a good geographical location and some journeys would have taken almost three hours to complete in one direction thus causing the club to make a decision that it was not in their best interests or the league’s for them to join for the foreseeable future.”

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