Seaton Town boss speaks of promotion bid rejection.

PUBLISHED: 14:05 25 April 2011

SEATON Town boss Josh Stunell has spoken of his disappointment at the news that his team may not be able to step up into the South West Peninsula League next season.

The Colyford Road side are involved in a two-team race for the Fresha League Premier Division title which would normally offer the winners promotion to a higher level of the game.

As things stand, even if Town do go on and win the title – something they will do if they can hold off the Sidmouth Town challenge – the South West Peninsula League, who are the next step up in terms of the football pyramid, have rejected the Town bid for promotion as they consider the Colyford pitch to be too small.

An understandably disappointed Town boss says: “As I understand it our pitch is currently three metres too short but I’d like to think that, as a club, we could get that resolved if given a period of time in which to get the work done. It does seem a crying shame that a season’ work on the pitch by our team is not going to get the just reward it could have for pitch development which we feel we could get done, albeit within a period of time. I appreciate there are rules but wonder why there are also not certain leeway’s to be afforded to sides – especially in what are difficult financial times. We are an ambitious club and I would personally love to test my team at the higher level were we to get the chance. Of course it is all hypothetical at the moment as we have yet to finish our current season which we must first do so, hopefully ending it as champions, and then perhaps we will be able to appeal the decision of the Peninsula League. I know there’s a great will at Colyford Road to see us step up. Hopefully we will go on and realise our full potential on the pitch this season and then throw ourselves at the mercy of the good people who decide on promotion within the game.”

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