Football: SFL: Annan to replace Gretna in the Scottish League

26 August 2008 10:53
'It's been a long time coming'Annan Athletic have replaced Gretna in the Scottish League after the 29 SFL clubs voted in favour of the East of Scotland League team joining the Third Division. Spartans, Edinburgh City, Preston Athletic and Cove Rangers also applied to take the place left vacant by Gretna, who went out of business after being relegated from the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. "It's just sunk in but it's been a long time coming," said Annan's chairman Henry McLelland. "We've not been working towards this for only a few months - we've been working for this since we played Stranraer in 1979. We have been rewarded for all our work since then," he added, referring to the club's 3-1 defeat in the 1979 Scottish Cup. Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian