Salisbury appeal against demotion

08 June 2010 11:23
Salisbury City will appeal against their relegation from the Football Conference on Wednesday.The Whites face being relegated two divisions from the Blue Square Premier to the Southern Premier. [LNB]A Conference rule stops clubs entering if they owe money having gone into administration the previous season. [LNB]Last year the Wiltshire club agreed a three-year repayment scheme with HM Revenue and Customs but have paid all other creditors back. [LNB]Salisbury claim their hands were tied because HMRC would not take a one-off payment and had they not agreed to it the club would have been wound-up. [LNB]The Whites will not discover the outcome of the appeal, which is being held at Wembley, until Friday. [LNB]It is widely expected that the rule in question Appendix E will be scrapped by the Conference at their Annual General Meeting this weekend.[LNB] I have never agreed with matters off the pitch determining league positions - the plight of Luton, Salisbury and many others proves this stubbsyrightfoot An online petition against their relegation has been signed by more than 5,000 football fans from across the country. [LNB]Salisbury won promotion to the Blue Square Premier in 2007 and have impressed in the three seasons since then. [LNB]Last year they were deducted 10 points for entering administration and without the penalty Tommy Widdrington's side would have finished in sixth position. [LNB]Widdrington is waiting to see what level of non-league football the club will be playing at next season before putting together his squad. [LNB]So far only two players, Rob Sinclair and Danny Webb, have departed.

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