Mon, June 5th 2006
Scarborough have been relegated from the Conference after an unspecified breach of rules and the league’s board has now reinstated Altrincham.
After finishing bottom of the table, Scarborough earned a brief reprieve when Altrincham were docked 18 points for fielding an ineligible player.
See also: Altrincham 18 point deduction fails
Wed, May 24th 2006
Altrincham’s appeal against the Conference’s decision to dock them 18 points for fielding an ineligible player has been rejected.
Scarborough seem likely to escape relegation despite finishing bottom. Canvey’s resignation from the league, and the Conference’s expansion to 24 teams next season now means no one will have been relegated this season.
Related: Club deducted 18 points
Tue, May 23rd 2006
Watford skipper experiences high and low of promotion and relegation
The weekend saw the first 2 play-off finals decided. Watford won promotion to the Premiership, defeating Leeds United 3-nil, and Hereford United returned to the league after 9 years in the Conference, beating Halifax Town 3-2 after extra time.
Fri, May 5th 2006
Canvey Island are set to confirm their resignation from the Conference in the next week.
If Canvey do withdraw, it could mean a reprieve for Tamworth, who finished second-bottom in the Conference and are set to drop into the Conference South.
Scarborough the other relegated club are awaiting the outcome of Altrincham’s appeal against an 18-point penalty for fielding an ineligible player.
Related: Club set to quit league
Fri, April 21st 2006
Altrincham have had 18 points deducted by the Conference and have been fined ?1,000 for fielding an ineligible player earlier this season.
The ruling would put the Robins bottom of the Conference and would almost certainly mean relegation.
Sat, April 15th 2006
Cash-strapped Canvey Island are poised to withdraw from the Nationwide Conference at the end of the season.
Canvey have won 6 promotions in the last 10 years, reaching the Conference, the top division below League status. The club currently lie in 15th place, but manager and director Jeff King has bemoaned the lack of support the club has received.
Thu, March 9th 2006
The child actor who made Accrington Stanley a household name in a milk commercial is being thanked by the club as they head to the Football League.
Carl Rice, one of the advert’s two stars 18 years ago, will be guest of honour at the club’s next home match.
A win in Accrington’s next home match against second place Hereford Utd will almost guarantee Accrington win the league, taking the division’s only automatic promotion place.
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