Holwell Sports chairman backs FA non-league restructure plans

Graham Lewin intrigued by proposition...

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 12:13 am
Holwell were beaten 4-0 by St Andrews. Photo: Oliver Atkin

Holwell Sports chairman Graham Lewin has backed the Football Association’s plans to restructure non-league football.

Last week The Times reported the FA are planning to go ahead with proposals to create their pure pyramid, creating new divisions and moving more than 100 clubs into higher levels.

Melton Town look set to be among the sides offered the chance to apply to play in a higher division due to their strong points-per-game tally over the past two seasons.

Mr Lewin has been a vocal supporter of the restructure, previously urging the FA to ‘just get it done’.

And although the plans are yet to be ratified, he hopes teams will be rewarded for their endeavours over the past two campaigns.

“We’re looking forward to the restructuring and to find out who’s in our league, and I just think that those teams that have wanted promotion, hopefully they’ll get it now with the restructuring and everything will settle down,” he said.

“I was all for it, 100 per cent, right from the beginning.

“Now we think they’re going to go ahead and do it, it will be very interesting and it’ll be nice to play a few different teams again that, possibly, we used to play a few years ago.

“But I won’t count my chickens until I see what it is.”

This weekend is Sports’ turn to have a bye in Group A of the United Counties League’s Division One Supplementary Cup.

They return to action on May 1, hosting Lutterworth Athletic.

On Saturday Neil Miller’s side were beaten 4-0 at home by St Andrews.