Promotion joy for Bungay
Terry Reeve BUNGAY Town are back in senior football after a break of seven years.The club was promoted back to the first division of the Anglian Combination following a vote at the league's annual meeting on Monday.
BUNGAY Town are back in senior football after a break of seven years.
The club was promoted back to the first division of the Anglian Combination following a vote at the league's annual meeting on Monday.
With teams leaving the league, two more teams needed to be promoted from Division Two than were relegated from Division One.
With Beccles Caxton, who finished one place above Bungay in fourth - though the two were level on 54 points - ineligible for promotion because they have still to bring their facilities up to standard, it was down to a vote at the meeting to see whether it was two down, four up or one down, three up.
The clubs backed four up by 62 votes to 20, meaning Bungay are back in senior football after a break of seven years.
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The 'two down' decision did mean that Bungay Reserves, who finished 15th in Division Four, were relegated to Division Five.
Bungay A were also promoted at their recent league annual meeting, and they will compete in Lowestoft League Division Two next season.
Bungay were relegated from Division One at the end of the 2001-2 season, and have struggled to finish in the top half in Division Two since then, until last season.
Then a great run in which they won 10 and drew two of their final 12 games took them level with Caxton in fourth place, and with some teams leaving the league they knew there was a chance that the re-organisation needed might see them promoted.
Now everyone at the club is delighted, and training is already under way for the 2008-09 campaign in Division One.
Chairman Jon Fuller said: “This result rewards the hard work done last season by our management team of Richard Daniels and Lee Henwood and all the people who help behind the scenes.
“The club's on-field performances are now starting to match the off field improvements we have made over the past few seasons.
“Congratulations should also go to the players who continue to give their all in the cause of Bungay Town.”
To complete a great week for the Black Dogs the first team received the junior team award for April and May as a result of their excellent run of results at the end of the season.