town apply for league return

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SCARBOROUGH Town are hoping to make a dramatic return to action after confirming they have applied to join a league for the 2011-12 campaign.

The club, who didn’t field a side last season after their failure to successfully join a league, will play their home fixtures at the McCain Sports Field should their application, thought to be for entry to the Humber Premier League First Division, be accepted.

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Should they be accepted into the division, they would be set for a mouth-watering clash against Scarborough Athletic Reserves.

It was thought that Town would apply for the Teesside League, but the club confirmed they had withdrawn their application, focussing their efforts elsewhere.

Town, who sealed the Wearside League title the last time they were in action, had their application to join the NCEL Division thrown out after being refused planning permission for floodlights at their Pindar Community Sports College base, and subsequently decided not to field a team last season.

But it is believed they have been putting a squad together to fulfill the seven pre-season fixtures confirmed on the club’s website.

Three pre-season training sessions have been held and the Scarborough Evening News understands that former Edgehill boss and Pickering Town assistant manager Sean Chapman has been given the reins should the club be accepted into their league.

The following fixtures are confirmed on the club’s website:

6 July - Barton Town Old Boys (H)

13 July - Redcar Athletic (H)

16 July - Pontefract Collieries (A)

20 July - Huntington Rovers (H)

23 July - Handsworth (A)

26 July - Pickering Town (A)

The new side may also take on Knaresborough Town on August 6, but that friendly is yet to be confirmed.

Club secretary Sean Hunter confirmed Town had been in training.

He said: “We’ve held three training sessions now.

“The turn-out has been reasonable but it is an awkward time of year to get everyone out with holidays and cricket going on.”