A PLAYER exodus has led to Mitcheldean withdrawing from the Northern Senior League for the upcoming season.
A club statement explained that a number of their first team left this summer, leaving the team with a ’significantly small number of players’ that began their first season in Northern Senior Two for nearly a decade.
“The club have taken the decision to withdraw our first team from the Northern Senior League ahead of the 2017/18 season,” the statement from the club’s committee read.
“Although a seriously difficult choice, the committee felt it was the best option for the club’s long-term future and believe it will put us in a stronger place in years to come.
“At the end of the 2016/17 season, a number of the first team took the decision to leave the club.
Their departure leaves a significantly small number of players who started the season with us last year and the committee were concerned that a likely year of difficult results in Northern Senior Two would lead to us being in an even poorer situation next summer.
“Ultimately, the decision has been made to safeguard the club and the players who have chosen to stick with us through this tough period, which we will navigate and come out stronger.”
• BROADWELL Reserves have been promoted to to take Mitcheldean’s place in Northern Senior Two.