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Promotion, relegation issues to be discussed

29th July, 2017

Clubs in the Toolstation NCEL will this weekend get a chance to discuss what could happen with regards to promotion and relegation in the competition at the end of the 2017/18 season.

Normal rules may not apply due to the planned introduction of a new Step 3 and 4 division higher up the National League System whilst the number of teams in both of our divisions is scheduled to be cut from 22 to 20 clubs in line with the FA's NLS Regulations (click here to read them).

That means a number of "worst case scenarios" could occur, depending on how many sides get promotion from the Premier Division and how many teams are available to come up from Step 7.



Lateral movement could also occur due to the creation of new Step 6 leagues across the country which would limit the number of teams relegated from that level but that, the FA say, would come down to the location of clubs.

Clubs will be able to explore all these scenarios and put their opinions at a pre-season meeting that takes place on Sunday.

The meeting will cover a wide range of topics affecting the NCEL including new rules regarding disciplinary action.

Meanwhile, the league has announced that the list of match officials for August's Division One games will be released on Monday.

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Season 2017/18 Tables

NCEL Premier Division P Pts +/-
P Pontefract Collieries 42 102 96
P Pickering Town 42 96 75
P AFC Mansfield 42 96 67
4 Handsworth Parramore 42 85 43
5 Maltby Main 42 75 31
6 Hemsworth Miners Welfare 42 72 27
7 Penistone Church 42 72 27
8 Bottesford Town 42 69 9
9 Bridlington Town 42 64 21
R Rainworth Miners Welfare 42 63 -5
11 Liversedge 42 57 3
12 Hall Road Rangers 42 55 -1
13 Barton Town (-1) 42 55 -12
14 Garforth Town 42 52 -29
15 Albion Sports 42 48 -8
16 Thackley 42 47 -9
17 Staveley Miners Welfare 42 47 -31
18 Athersley Recreation 42 46 -23
19 Worksop Town 42 46 -26
20 Harrogate Railway Athletic 42 31 -62
R Parkgate 42 26 -58
R Clipstone 42 2 -135
NCEL Division One P Pts +/-
P Knaresborough Town 42 100 61
P Yorkshire Amateur 42 88 77
3 Grimsby Borough 42 85 57
P Eccleshill United 42 85 48
5 Shirebrook Town 42 81 31
6 Glasshoughton Welfare 42 77 31
7 Selby Town 42 75 34
8 Hallam 42 73 42
9 Campion 42 73 30
10 Winterton Rangers 42 61 2
11 Swallownest 42 58 -11
12 AFC Emley 42 57 -5
13 Rossington Main 42 53 -14
14 Dronfield Town 42 52 -13
15 Ollerton Town 42 47 -24
16 Armthorpe Welfare 42 46 -25
17 Nostell Miners Welfare 42 40 -36
18 East Yorkshire Carnegie 42 34 -34
19 Worsbrough Bridge Athletic 42 33 -48
20 FC Bolsover (-6) 42 30 -76
R Brigg Town 42 29 -54
R Retford United 42 24 -73

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