Spivey calls for change after AGM ‘nonsense’

editorial image

West Pier boss Andy Spivey has called for a change to the Saturday League AGM rules after Pier Reserves were reluctantly forced into division two at Monday night’s meeting.

Following the resignation of Eastfield, Falsgrave and Falsgrave Reserves, four new teams were accepted into the league - Eastway Sports, Sherburn, Tennyson and Falsgrave Athletic.

The re-shuffle resulted in Pier’s Reserve side, who finished third in division three, being bumped up into division two, despite them wishing to stay in the bottom division.

Spivey said: “It would be ok if our reserve side was full of young lads, but we’ve got a lot of older guys playing there and they’re just happy playing in division three.

“I wouldn’t mind if we knew about these new teams applying before the meeting.

“At any AGM you go to, you shouldn’t be discussing anything that isn’t on the agenda, and Tennyson and Falsgrave Athletic weren’t on the agenda.

“It sounds to a lot of people like Falsgrave have just packed in, changed their name to Tennyson and dropped into division three, which is very disappointing.

“It’s nonsense.

“It needs to change really, the league need to have new applications in by the same date as current clubs have to pay fees and submit our details.”