Two clubs move into the Sunday League

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Two new sides were voted into the Scarborough News Sunday League at Wednesday night’s AGM.

Barrowcliff side Scarborough Sports and Hull University were both accepted by the member clubs, while Whitby-based First Inn Last Out failed to show for the meeting.

This forced a change of constitution, with the league committee proposing 11 teams in the top flight and 13 in division two.

Because of this Whitby Wanderers, Commercial and Angel were all promoted to division one, despite all three finishing below reserves sides from the division above.

Controversy reigned as Angel threatened to quit the league, but things seemed to settle before the close of the meeting.

There was more debate as the senior player rule was also tweaked.

Previously three higher standard players were allowed on the pitch at the same time, with the possibility of subbing those players for three more.

From this season only three higher standard players will be allowed in division one squads on the day of the game, two in the second tier.

The proposal of rolling subs in division two was ditched by the clubs, though the kick off time of all competitions will be switched back to 10.30am.

Meanwhile, in other business, Castle changed their name to West Riding.

League constitution

Division one: Trafalgar, Newlands, Klosters, West Pier, Fylingdales, Filey Flyers, Tennyson, itis itis, Whitby Wanderers, Commercial, Angel.

Division two: Roscoes, Cayton, Traf Res, West Pier Res, Newlands Res, Heslerton, Ayton, Tennyson Res, West Riding (formerly Castle), Fylingdales Res, Alma, Hull Uni, Scarborough Sports.