Fans have been left gutted this weekend as a non league club announce that they will fold along with withdrawing from their league.
FC Oswestry Town, who ground-shared with The New Saints, has made the extremely sad and difficult decision that due to recent circumstances and the current economic climate that we have no alternative other than to dissolve the club and step down from their division.
They were members of the North West Counties League Division One South, finishing second behind already title winners Vauxhall Motors, before the season was made null and void.
The club said on Twitter: “It is with a heavy heart that FC Oswestry Town have made the sad decision to fold the club. The difficult decision has been made due mainly to the Coronavirus Pandemic that resulted in the curtailing of the North West Counties League and the FA’s ruling to make the 2019/20 season null and void which robbed us of a hard earned promotion.
“The committee has been working hard over the past 4 months but due to financial difficulties that we are currently facing we are unable to keep the club alive in the professional and competitive way that everyone involved with the club would like.
“Financial difficulties due to the denial of promotion to a higher league, no fixtures being played since March and no opportunities to raise funds externally means we are in no position to commit to the forthcoming season. As a club we have had an amazing short history with a hugely successful team that gained promotion to the North West Counties League.
“The success continued with this years fantastic team that was on the verge of promotion to Step 5 football and the FA Cup.
“We have had an amazing Journey. We would like to thank all the committee members, supporters and businesses that has helped us make our progress through the non-league football scene but unfortunately we were not able to replicate the success of the old Oswestry Town.
“Everyone involved with the club has spent the last few months trying to work out ways to keep this club alive and moving forward towards a brighter future, but unfortunately to no avail. We like to place on record our thanks to everyone involved with the North West Counties football League, for all their help since we have been in the league, and with the professional way the league is run.”
As mentioned, fans were left gutted as the non league club announce that they will fold…
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