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 Post subject: We are staying up
PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:44 pm 
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The FA have granted our appeal and we have been reprieved. We will play Division 1 football for 2017-18 season.

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 Post subject: Re: We are staying up
PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:21 pm 
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Official Club Press Release
Guisborough Town overjoyed at FA decision to grant reprieve from relegation to Division Two

Guisborough Town are cock-a-hoop at the news that the FA has accepted the club’s appeal against relegation, confirming that the Priorymen will play in the Ebac Northern League Division One again next season.

Club Chairman Don Cowan commented: “We are absolutely delighted for everyone at the decision to grant us a reprieve from relegation to the Northern League Division Two and we thank the FA for listening to our case and coming to a favourable outcome on our behalf and also the Northern League for their support.

“We always felt we had a very good and valid case for appealing against our relegation and therefore our decision to challenge it has been fully vindicated by the FA and we look forward very much to next season and continuing to play in Division One.

“This is great news for our players, team management, officials and our supporters and as always it has been achieved through a great team effort by a hard-working group of people at Guisborough Town FC,” added Don.

Guisborough Manager Gary Forster, who master-minded a terrific revival towards the end of last season with a tremendous run of five successive victories, commented: “I’m so pleased for my players and everyone associated with the club. Ultimately, the late surge of points we got from that winning run have gained us enough points to stay up and give us our just rewards.
“I’d like to play tribute to my predecessor Steve Dowling and former assistant manager David Markham for the efforts they put in – a truly great team effort throughout the season,” added Gary.

Looking ahead to the new campaign he said: “We’ve kept the nucleus of the squad together with exciting youngsters like Steve Roberts and Louis Goldsack signed up.

“I’m also delighted with the recent addition of Jack Connor from Billingham Town and now we need a replacement up front for striker Dave Onions who has retired and an attack-minded midfielder to complete the squad,” said Gary.

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 Post subject: Re: We are staying up
PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:09 pm 
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Excellent news!! Wasn't expecting this at all. :D

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 Post subject: Re: We are staying up
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:03 pm 
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Great news - well done to the club for appealing and obviously putting a very good case forward to win the appeal.

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 Post subject: Re: We are staying up
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:14 pm 
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Team finishes 3rd bottom of the league, isn't good enough to be in the league, the table doesn't lie. Why are people rooster a hoop I don't understand?


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 Post subject: Re: We are staying up
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:15 pm 
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Looking forward to the fixtures once rearranged (bet the poor League Secretary is busy sorting it all out now).

Maybe it will be the team that hasn't got a game on that date will be OUR new fixture ie We could open our League season on either 8 or 9 August against West Auckland and on Saturday 12 August play Newton Aycliffe.

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 Post subject: Re: We are staying up
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:50 pm 
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Paxton - we had a very challenging season last year and looked totally dead and buried with 10 games left. You're right that the table doesn't lie, though over the last 8 games we picked up 18 points and with a good crop of young players and excellent management team there is every reason to feel much more optimistic this year. I think that it is fairly clear that we would much rather retain our status as a First division club, hence the fact that the club are delighted at the FA's decision.

The grounds for appeal were never that we shouldn't have finished third bottom. I won't go over the full case, but I'm delighted to say that upon hearing the full case the FA have agreed that the Northern league first division should operate with more teams than the second division, affording the league parity with other leagues nationally at the same level of the pyramid.


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