League to lose backer

RIDGEONS Group are withdrawing their sponsorship of the Eastern Counties League at the end of the season after eight years.

Ridgeons league secretary Nigel Spurling commented: “The sponsorship of the Eastern Counties Football League by Ridgeons Group will come to an end at the conclusion of the current season.

“Our league has enjoyed a very successful period of sponsorship by Ridgeons Group and we are extremely grateful to them for all their assistance.

“We understand the company’s desire to explore alternative areas for sponsorship and we wish Ridgeons Group every success for the future.”

The news coincides with plans to reform the Eastern Counties League in the 2013-14 season when United Counties League clubs like Peterborough Northern Star, Wellingborough, Raunds, Corby SL, Blackstones and King’s Lynn will join to replace clubs south of the Ipswich area.