WHO WILL BE THE NEXT LEISTON, NEEDHAM MARKET OR LOWESTOFT TOWN??
The Eastern Counties League which for 2012/13 has a new sponsor in Thurlow Nunn has announced the constitutions for each of it's divisions for the forthcoming season.
The Premier Division welcomes last season's Division One top two in Godmanchester Rovers and Thetford Town whilst Division One welcomes Cold End favourite's Great Yarmouth Town and Newmarket Town whom were relegatated from the Premier Division along with Braintree Town Reserves and Saffron Walden Town. It's a welcome return for Town, who are the oldest Senior football team in Essex as they withdrew from the league in August 2011. There will be many happy faces when the league kicks off for the club on Saturday 11th August as there have been many hours of hardwork put in behind the scenes. When the new comittee was formed just three months ago the club no senior team, no league and no manager. Well done to all at Saffron Walden Town. Their Catons Lane stadium is well worth a visit.
One change has been announced for the league rules for this season in it will operate a three up/three down promotion/relegation between the Premier and First Division. No reserve sides competing at Step 6 and no team who finish outside of the top three will be considered for promotion to Step 5 at the end of the season - meaning if Braintree Town Reserves finish in the top three only two sides will go up.
Felixstowe & Walton United
Kirkley & Pakefield
Walsham le Willows
Great Yarmouth Town
March Town United
Saffron Walden Town