Stowmarket Town FC

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Club Statement

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The Stowmarket Town board of directors have issued the following statement:

These are difficult times and we do hope that you and your families are staying safe and keeping free from the virus.

Covid-19 has been a huge test for, not only our club, but all clubs at our level, and we appreciate the support we are receiving from our fans and sponsors.

As some of you may be aware, The FA recently sent out a survey to all clubs at Steps 5 and 6, asking for their views on what should happen with the current 2020-21 season.

It has now been three months since our first team played their last league fixture, and a glance at the Premier Division table will show you that we have played the least amount of league games this season out of all 20 teams.

Like many other clubs at our level, we were all bitterly disappointed with the outcome decided for the 2019-20 season. As such, our club’s stance is that we would not like to see all the hard work put in on and off the pitch this season count for nothing too.

If all Step 5 and 6 clubs are able to resume competitive fixtures before April, we would like to complete as much of the season as possible, up until May 31, and culminating with promotion and relegation using a points per game (PPG) formula, if at least 75 per cent of fixtures have been completed.

If that 75 per cent threshold is not achieved by May 31, we would like clubs that wish to move up, down or sideways in the league pyramid to be allowed to apply to do so.

Our club also supports the option of using a combination of results from the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons to form a table, ordered by PPG.

Once again, we would like to thank you all for your continued support of the club during these challenging times. We are all eager to welcome you back to Greens Meadow and enjoying your matchdays again when it is safe to do so.

Board of Directors