Football: ECPL to hold EGM to discuss next season's set-up

By Cornish Times in Football

The East Cornwall Premier League will be holding an extraordinary general meeting next Thursday, May 25, at the Cornwall FA headquarters in Bodmin where new clubs will be welcomed, writes Dave Potham.

It is understood that Vospers Oak Villa have decided to enter the league after being relegated from the SWPL, which will bring the Premier Division up to 16 teams.

It is also believed that Newquay, who finished bottom of the Cornwall Combination League, will transfer to the ECPL.

Duchy League champions St Minver are expected to be accepted along with Lakeside Athletic from the Plymouth & West Devon League.

Bude Town and St Dominick, whose manager Andy Moon is set to stand down, have given provisional notice to withdraw from the league.

There is also the problem of Bodmin Town to be dealt with. Their ECPL manager, Shaun German, is expected to confirm tomorrow, Friday, that he and his squad are moving lock, stock and barrel to Wadebridge Town for next season.

This follows a dispute over the postponement of an ECPL fixture in April when the club insisted the Priory Park pitch was waterlogged when photographic evidence from some of Bodmin’s ECPL players suggested the playing surface was dry.

After that, Bodmin refused to allow their ECPL team to play at Priory Park and they were forced to find other venues to complete their home fixtures.

The league are expected to ask for assurances from Bodmin, who were promoted to the Premier Division, that all of their ECPL home games next season will be played at Priory Park.

More local football news in tomorrow’s Cornish Times.

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