Evesham United have announced that the appeal made to the Football Association against a move to the Northern Premier League Division One South has been successful.
This is the confirmation of the decision from the Football Association.
“The Appeal Board decided that the Leagues Committee (LC) failed to apply the regulation relevant to clubs being promoted from Step 4 to Step 3 as winners of their division and, in particular, that accepting an application for non-promotion was not an option available to the LC.
Therefore, the Board exercised their right under Regulation 3.3(2) of the Regulations for Football Association Appeals to “exercise any power that which the body against whose decision the appeal was made could have exercised” and order that the original publication of the Club Allocations on the 12th May be re-instated with immediate effect.
For the avoidance of doubt this order applies only to the situation affecting the decision surrounding Cinderford Town FC and other affected Clubs and does not affect any other decision determined by earlier Appeal Boards elsewhere within the pyramid.
To confirm, the following applies:
Cinderford Town FC Southern League (Premier Division)
Corby Town FC Northern Premier League (Premier Division)
Stamford AFC Northern Premier League (Division One South)
Evesham United FC Southern League (Division One South & West)
The decisions made in today’s Board of Appeal are final and binding on all parties”
Source: Evesham United