Melton Town 'live in hope' they can still secure promotion this season

UCL Division One season was curtailed last night...

Thursday, 25th February 2021, 12:46 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th February 2021, 12:57 pm
Melton Town hope they can still secure promotion. Photo: Oliver Atkin

Melton Town 'live in hope' they will be able to end the season with promotion.

However, proposals to restructure the non-league pyramid may still go ahead.

"They've said it's curtailed for the time being and, for me, that means it may be a shortening or even a suspension of the season," Town chairman Matt Curtis said.

"To my knowledge, the FA committee are going to meet and they are going to look at possible promotions for levels four to six.

"How that is going to unwind we'll have to wait and see."

Town looked odds on for promotion last season before action in the United Counties League Division One was declared null and void.

This season they sat second, a point behind Long Buckby, before action stopped due to January's lockdown.

"I think, until we get the confirmation on how the league's going to be restructured, we live in hope we've done enough over this season and last season to get a promotion," Mr Curtis added.

"But all we can do is roll our sleeves up, let the powers that be do their job and accept any decision and try to win football games.

"From a club point of view, Tom Manship's done a very good job since he's been at the club.

"He's taken us to a new level. The style of play and football is a pleasure to watch. Even now they're still doing Zoom sessions and working hard in the hope they can get back playing."