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Bewdley back Wellington after failed attempt to oust them
10:00am Friday 16th August 2013 in Local
BEWDLEY Town will kick-off the West Midlands League Premier against Wellington Amateurs on Saturday, after clubs voted not to kick out the Shropshire club.
Clubs threw their weight behind Amateurs, who finished 10th last season, after the league had tried to remove them because they had the lowest ground grading in the division.
Officials had been forced into the move to eject Wellington after Bilston Town had won their appeal to the FA to be promoted from Division One, despite the league feeling their Queens Street home did not meet their guidelines.
That means the Premier Division, which for the last two seasons has not completed all of its games, now has 23 teams.
Joint boss Bryan Lacey said: “It’s an odd situation but we all felt it was unfair on Wellington.
“Work on their ground had been delayed because of the poor weather so they had the lowest grading.
“It leaves 23 teams and we’ll have to see how that works out.”
Town go into game at Wellington (3pm ko) on the back of a 7-1 win over Oakengates in their final pre-season friendly.
Chris Hough (3), Dan Hickman, Luke Towler (2) and Ed Flory all scored.
Sam Prescott (hamstring) and Russell Godfrey will miss Saturday’s opener. Bewdley go to Pegasus Juniors on Tuesday night (7.45pm ko).
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