Stanley get an extra week to pay up

28 October 2009 11:48
HM Revenue and Customs went to the High Court seeking an order to wind up the club over the unpaid tax bill.[LNB]But officials from the Lancashire League Two club promised the debt would be paid within a week.[LNB]In the companies court on Wednesday, Mr Registrar Simmonds adjourned the hearing to give the club time to pay up.[LNB]"Having regard to the number of adjournments I will give you seven days - that is November 4 - and mark it absolutely final. The petition debt must be paid in full," Simmonds told the court.[LNB]Stanley claimed on Tuesday that £200,000 pounds of the debt had been repaid, but the club's lawyer indicated just £96,000 had been sent to HMRC.[LNB]The present club was formed in 1968 and regained league status when they were promoted as champions of the Football Conference in 2006.[LNB]Accrington had been without a football team following the collapse of the original Accrington Stanley in 1966.[LNB]If the club fails to meet next week's deadline they will face closure for the second time in its history.[LNB][LNB]

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