Appledore AFC have withdrawn from the South West Peninsula League East Division with immediate effect and the league officers have reluctantly accepted that notice.

The Appledore club have cited player availability which has affected the results all season and especially the commitment to travel to play away fixtures.

The club have also given the uncertainty caused by the proposed FA re-structure as a reason for the problems and have already written to the FA with the club`s thoughts on that issue.

They have been long-standing members over many years, playing in the South Western League, then the Devon County League and since 2007 in the East Division of the South West Peninsula League.

Over the years they have been good servants to those leagues and to the community they serve, it is certainly a sad day to see them withdraw.


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