Congleton Town win their appeal against moving to the Midlands Football League

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Congleton Town have won their appeal against their lateral move to the Midlands Football League.

The FA had moved the Bears to the Midlands Football League from the North West Counties Football League when they completed their restructuring of the Non-League pyramid in May.

However, the side managed by Richard Duffy appealed against the move due to the increased travel they would incur by being moved into the Midlands Football League.


The North West Counties Football League said in a statement: “It has been confirmed this evening by The FA that Congleton Town have been granted their appeal over lateral move to the Midlands Football League and will remain in the North West Counties Football League Premier Division at step five for the 2021-22 season.

“The FA thanked all parties for the manner in which the club and the FA Committee made their submissions.

“We welcome back all at Congleton Town to the NWCFL and will release further information in due course on the shape of the respective divisions as we receive clarity on divisional numbers as the outcome of appeals is known.”