Revamp will cut travel

WISBECH Town look to benefit from the Football Association’s proposed revamp of the Step 5 clubs for the 2013-14 season.

The FA are keen to reduce the 14 leagues at this level down to 12 with the Sussex and United Counties (Premier Division) leagues sacrificed.

The Fenmen could be facing a host of new clubs with much less travelling if the moves go ahead and they have not acquired promotion by then.

Ridgeons clubs were invited to a meeting in Thurrock on Sunday to hear outlines of the plans which are only a work in proposal at this moment but look almost certain to be adopted in some way.

Wisbech are likely to remain in Ridgeons Eastern League along with several of the present members but trips to Essex look to be brought to an end with a host of United Counties League sides such as Peterborough Northern Star, Yaxley, Deeping, Thrapston, Raunds and Wellingborough taking their place.

King’s Lynn, if not promoted, could also be included in the line up, but the final line-ups are someway off a final decision.

It will greatly reduce Wisbech’s mileage in the season and benefit the expenditure plus the kudos for fans of several new clubs to come up against.