Friday, May 12, 2017

Worcester To Play In Midland Premier League

Worcester City are to drop down to the Midland Premier League.

After months of speculation, Worcester City's Board of Directors have confirmed that they will play at step five this coming season.

Hereford fans would've been hoping for a local derby after Worcester were relegated from National League North, but they now drop down to the Midland Football League.

The article on City's official site said that the club advised the league of it's intentions to play at a lower level at the beginning of March.

The statement says: "The Football Club wishes to advise Supporters and Shareholders that due to the excessive costs attached to retaining National League North (Step 2) status, and despite a battle to the end of the season, a decision was made to resign from the National League.

"Playing at a lower level of football will enable the Club to operate a reduced playing budget to ensure that the Club’s remaining funds are protected to help support its return to Worcester at the earliest opportunity.

"We have sympathy with supporters who will be disappointed with this news, however this action is aimed at being a pragmatic and sensible approach to ensure the Club is given the best possible chance of survival until the goal of bringing the Football Club back to a new home in Worcester has been achieved."

The full statement can be read here (link).

Meanwhile Hereford have received confirmation that they will play in the Southern League Premier Division next season.