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March promotion could be confirmed by May 17

The way has been paved for March Town to be promoted to Step 5 of the FA’s non-league pyramid.

On Friday, The FA Council approved plans to ‘upwardly move’ 110 clubs at Steps 5-7.

In the Step 6 Eastern Counties League First Division North, where the Hares play, combined points per game from the 2019/20 & 2020/21 seasons will be used to select which clubs can apply.

March should be celebrating promotion next month.
March should be celebrating promotion next month.

Three from each division are eligible and March fall into that category, having finished third overall when the two seasons’ points are combined.

Clubs now have until Monday, May 3 to apply for ‘upward movement’ , with the FA sub-committee meeting during the week of May 10 to approve applications.

League set-ups for the 2021/22 season will be confirmed week commencing May 17, when Wisbech Town's place in a more regionalised Step 4 league than they currently play in should also be confirmed.

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