Rovers fold to leave just 33 teams

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT -

FOOTBALL LON­DON Rovers have be­come the first team to fold from the MGBSFL this sea­son, writes Danny Caro.

Hav­ing been awarded dou­ble pro­mo­tion in their first year af­ter win­ning Di­vi­sion Three, Rovers started the sea­son with a vic­tory over SPEC FC.

A 7-0 de­feat against Di­vi­sion One favourites FC Team B fol­lowed and then man­ager Jeremy Brown stepped down 24 hours later due to work com­mit­ments to leave the league with 33 teams.

Rovers cap­tain Adam Kay said: “We are all dis­ap­pointed to have folded so early in the sea­son, par­tic­u­larly af­ter the suc­cess we achieved last year.

“We have strug­gled to re­tain key play­ers and ul­ti­mately this af­fected our abil­ity to raise a com­pet­i­tive squad each week.

“In ad­di­tion, fol­low­ing Jeremy’s shock res­ig­na­tion, sev­eral of the older team play­ers took this as a fit­ting time to re­tire from Sun­day morn­ing football.”

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