Following yesterday’s announcement by the FA which has seen last season’s results expunged, Manager Arron Parkinson and Club Chairman Steve Tubb have written a message to all.
“So the season has come to a unfortunate premature end. On this occasion not sure the FA had too many other options. Luckily for us we were mid table and had no realistic chance of progressing up the pyramid this season, unfortunately we will probably not get the chance to play the Hillier Cup final against Kettering Town.
But with everything that is happening at the minute none of this holds any importance.
I would like to thank all the supporters, committee and of course the numerous volunteers who give up their time for myself and the players every single week. It really is appreciated and without them our club Daventry town wouldn’t be able to run.
Lastly a huge thanks from me to my players and staff who have been brilliant in our first season back in the Betvictor Southern League. We have been competitive out on the grass and hopefully this group stay together as I feel there is more to come from them.
My personal highlight was Kidlington on the 1st game of the season but overall I have enjoyed the season and meeting old friends and making new ones. I feel for Halesowen and Berko as they were the stand out teams in the division and deserved in my view to be playing in the Southern Central Premier league next season.
Stay safe everyone and all being well see you all next season!
This is echoed by Chairman Steve Tubb:
“Our first season back in the Southern League has come to a premature end. Although football isn’t important at this moment in time we need to stay safe.
My thanks to Parky and the boys for all their efforts, to our committee, and to our volunteers. Finally a thanks to our sponsors.
We go again next season when ever that might be…”
The club will release no further comment at this time other than echoing Parky and Steve’s thoughts in hoping that people stay safe during this time.
Further details of the FA Statement can be found here – http://www.thefa.com/news/2020/mar/26/national-league-system-womens-football-pyramid-grassroots-covid-19-update-260320