Sleights 2nds to join Saturday league

Sleights and Athletico battle for the ball in Saturday's cup tie'picture: Brian Murfield
Sleights and Athletico battle for the ball in Saturday's cup tie'picture: Brian Murfield

Sleights Reserves had their applications to join the Scarborough and District Saturday Football League next season approved at Monday night’s annual general meeting.

Sleights’ second string, who will use their first team base at Caedmon School, were accepted into the third division, along with Commercial, leaving a constitution of 12 teams in division one and two and 11 in the third division.

The league also honoured outgoing secretary Geoff Nellist, who retired from his post after 22 years in a management committee role, with the post of life membership to the league.

A handful of rule changes were also voted in, with referee’s fees moving up to £20 from £16, and assistant’s fees from £8 to £10. Entry into the Frank White Trophy will now cost £15, a hike of £5 from the previous cost of £10.

Soba also saw their application to change their team name to United Sports Bar accepted, despite some opposition from member clubs due to their non-attendance. he season will get under way on Saturday September 7.