West Pier quit Scarborough Sunday League

West Pier have been forced to quit the Scarborough Sunday League due to a lack of players.

Wednesday, 29th July 2020, 11:53 am
Updated Wednesday, 29th July 2020, 11:56 am
West Pier celebrate winning the NRCFA Cup in 2002

League secretary Paddy Parke has been manager of the club, who have won every cup during their 44 years in the Sunday League, for 23 of the last 24 seasons.

He admits to being gutted to have been forced to make the decision to pull Pier of the league.

Parke said: "It looked like we would be struggling to get a full team out every week, I had a few younger lads who could play every week but some of the older ones could only play now and again so it would have been unfair for the young ones to struggle each weekend.

"I am gutted to have to make this hard decision.

"We have been going for nearly 45 years and have won every cup going. I have been manager for 23 of the last 24 seasons and I have had some great times with the club, but that is me finished with managing in Sunday League football."

This means there are now 11 clubs in the Sunday League, with new club Eastfield United having entered.

There will now be only one division and teams will play each other twice, when the 2020-21 season is allowed to commence.

Parke added: "After Christmas the top five teams will split off and go into the Senior Cup, with the bottom six entered into the Goalsports Trophy.

"Each team will play each other twice in the league so they will have 20 matches, hopefully we will find out soon when we can actually start the season."