Whitby sides on the move as part of grassroots reshuffle

Fishburn Reserves are moving into Division Two of the Scarborough & District Saturday League
Fishburn Reserves are moving into Division Two of the Scarborough & District Saturday League
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It’s all change for Whitby’s local football sides after several teams moved leagues and the rest were moved as part of a reshuffle of the Scarborough Saturday League.

Sleights were formally accepted into the Beckett League at their AGM on Tuesday night and will take up a place in Division Two of the league this season.

They join Lealholm, who will play in the top-flight after being promoted in their first season in the league.

Whitby Fishermen have also left the Scarborough League to take up a position in the newly-formed North Riding Football League, which replaces the now defunct Teesside League Eskvale & Cleveland Leagues.

Fishermen will start in the 13-team Division Two, while Fishburn Park and Staithes Athletic are in Division One.

Scarborough & District Saturday League clubs voted to create a new Reserve Division at their AGM on Monday night.

That move resulted in both Fishburn Park Reserves and Goldsborough United moving into Division Two of the league set-up.

The Scarborough Sunday League AGM takes place next Wednesday evening.