Wisbech Town Football Club
Wisbech Town Football Club
The Fenmen

Changes to Step 4 allocations

16 May 2018

One club's refusal to take promotion to Step 4 has had the knock-on effect of robbing the Fenmen of two local derbies in next season's Evo-Stick Northern Premier League Division One East.

Andover Town of the Wessex League have declined promotion and will most likely by playing at Step 6 next season. Their withdrawal meant the third-placed team at Step 5 with the next best points-per-game ratio (PPG) would replace them in whichever Step 4 division was appropriate for them. 

AFC Mansfield, who had finished behind promoted Pickering Town on goal difference in the Northern Counties East League, are that club.  Movement elsewhere necessitated the switch of Yaxley and Peterborough Sports to the Southern League, leaving ourselves, Stamford and Spalding as the southern outposts of the Evo-Stick Northern Premier League Division One East.

Revised Evo-Stick Northern Premier League Division One East:

AFC Mansfield | 79 miles, 2hrs 2mins
Belper Town | 96m, 2hrs 27mins
Brighouse Town | 134m, 2hrs 48mins 
Carlton Town | 79m, 1hr 45mins
Cleethorpes Town | 76m, 1hr 56mins
Frickley Athletic | 104m, 2hrs 12mins
Gresley FC | 88m, 2hrs 12mins
Lincoln United | 59m, 1hr 35mins
Loughborough Dynamo | 73m, 1hr 48mins
Marske United | 185m, 3hrs 23mins
Morpeth Town | 224m, 4hrs 2mins
Ossett United | 128m, 2hrs 28mins
Pickering Town | 162m, 3hrs 9mins
Pontefract Collieries | 113m, 2hrs 15mins
Sheffield FC | 99m, 2hrs 20 mins
Spalding United | 24m, 44mins
Stamford AFC | 37m, 1hr
Stocksbridge Park Steels | 117m, 2hrs 22mins
Tadcaster Albion | 125m, 2hrs 29mins

Total mileage (one way) is 2,002 miles which is an increase of 891 miles (80%) over last season, the average going up from 52 to 105.