Financially troubled Witney Town resign from the Hellenic Premier DivisionBy Lewis Rudd
February 14, 2013
Cash-strapped Hellenic Premier Division side Witney Town yesterday folded due to a lack of funds.
The Oxfordshire outfit has been plauged with financial problems in recent months, which resulted in the club being evicted from their Community Stadium home as they were uanble to keep up with rent payments.
A ground share with neighbours Carterton had been agreed. However, the two parties failed to reach a rental agreement, leading to the Blanketmen tendered their registration on Wednesday.
Brian King, general secretary of the Hellenic Football League, said: "It is regretted that the resignation of Witney Town FC has been tendered to the Uhlsport Hellenic League.
"It is a sad indictment of the times that a club with the history of Witney Town FC is unable to continue."
As a result of their departure from the league, all results against Witney will be expunged.
Wokingham & Emmbrook will not be affected as they were beaten 3-2 by Town back in August.
Ascot United, though, will lose three points following September's 3-1 victory, while Binfield had yet to play the club this season.