Town will be back in UCL next season

Daventry Town's Jetmir Esson comes away with the ball during Tuesday's derby at Rugby Town. PHoto: Martin Pulley
Daventry Town's Jetmir Esson comes away with the ball during Tuesday's derby at Rugby Town. PHoto: Martin Pulley

After much speculation at Communications Park, it now looks as though Daventry Town will be back in the ChromoSports & Trophies United Counties League next season.

With manager Darran Foster, assistant manager Neil Champelovier and club secretary Nigel Foster resigning, and players leaving the club, there were doubts Daventry would fulfil Saturday’s Evo-Stik Northern Premier League fixture against Stocksbridge Steels.

And the situation looked even bleaker in midweek when it was disclosed the club had resigned their position from the Northern Premier League and applied for a return to the UCL First Division, where they were ten years ago.

It looked as though the club would be unable to complete its remaining six fixtures but the town’s football community rallied round and several local players volunteered their services to ensure Saturday’s Division One South fixture went ahead.

A statement from the Northern Premier League read: ‘The League can confirm that a Letter of Resignation has been received from Daventry Town FC and has been accepted by the Board of Directors.

‘The club has requested to be placed at Step 6 of the National League System by the Football Association effective from the end of the current Season 2015/2016. In accordance with the regulations, Daventry Town FC will assume the bottom position of the Evo-Stik First Division South at the end of the current season.’

On Saturday Daventry travel to Basford United under the guidance of interim managers Pete Flockhart and Darran Midson who saw their side lose 3-1 at Rugby Town in Tuesday’s derby.