Evo-Stik League for Chester!

18 June 2010 01:31
Chester have won their appeal to the FA and will start the 2010/11 season in the Evo-Stik League 1 North division. Chester FC have confirmed that notification has been received from the Football Association that the club will be placed into Step 4 of the National League System, which means Chester FC will compete in the Evo-Stik League 1 North during season 2010/11. The Blues were initally set to take part in the North West Counties (Vodkat) League when the FA originally recommended that Chester begin at Step 5 of the National Football System but earlier this week Blues officials met with the FA at Wembley to argue their case. Chester claimed that they were being treated as a new club as opposed to the continuation of the previous one and sited several previous precedents to back up their stance. Chester will now line-up against club's such as Radcliffe Borough, Skelmersdale United, Lancaster City and local neighbours Cammell Laird. Current Evo-Stik League 1 North Clubs: AFC Fylde Bamber Bridge Cammell Laird Chorley Clitheroe Curzon Ashton Durham City Garforth Town Harrogate Railway Athletic Lancaster City Leigh Genesis Mossley Ossett Albion Prescot Cables Radcliffe Borough Salford City Skelmersdale United Trafford Wakefield Warrington Town Witton Albion Woodley Sports