Man City Transfer Target!
Jun 3, 2012, 1:09 AM
Team(s): Camberley Town
Post #8 of 20
They have been refused entry to the CCL. That was announced by the League Secretary a couple of days ago but it wasn't the CCL that made the decision.
There's a piece on Wanderers in their local rag.
DORKING Wanderers are taking their complaint all the way to the FA after they were turned down for promotion to Division One of the Sussex County League.
Wanderers were refused promotion from Division Two, despite finishing third, because they failed to meet the necessary ground grading before the deadline of March 31 this year.
However, Wanderers chairman and manager Marc White is unhappy with the decision, especially after spending more than £40,000 in the last few months improving their West Humble ground.
White, who was hoping for a second successive promotion after winning Division Three last term, has alleged Wanderers were treated unfairly by the Sussex County League.
"I believe there was serious foul play on the part of the league but I can't go into it because of the appeal we have going to the FA," White claimed. "The league chairman, Peter Bentley, has been great but certain members of the committee seem to be working against us.
"We have a 40-page document of evidence which is going to the FA and I expect a decision shortly. With the evidence we have we believe it would be very difficult for the FA to ignore it."
And with White believing the league have "something personal" against Wanderers as a club, he is still considering asking to move to a parallel league, the Combined Counties League.
"I know Division One of the Combined Counties League are already accepting two new teams, I don't know about the Premier Division. It's an option," White added.
League chairman Bentley did not want to comment on White allegations of "serious foul play" but did explain the Surrey club's promotion was put to a vote.
"As they didn't pass ground grading on the required date it was put to a vote between the chairmen of the current Division One clubs," Bentley explained. "Some clubs were sympathetic to their extenuating circumstances for not passing ground grading, which included hoax phone calls, but some weren't. It is a democracy and it was voted that they shouldn't be promoted. They have the right to appeal to the FA though and I believe they are doing so."
(This post was edited by VP on Jun 3, 2012, 1:09 AM)