Non-League Videos Of The Week: Supporter-owned Club Special
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This week’s Non-league videos have a running theme in that they all feature clubs that are owned by their supporters, and clubs that we are featuring this evening not necessarily those that get the most attention in the press. Our first match comes from the top of a very tight looking Blue Square North. Nuneaton Town are clear at the top of the table, but all of the teams below them have games in hand upon them. AFC Telford United have been knocking on the door of a place in the Blue Square Premier for several seasons, while Boston United are looking to reclaim the place there that they lost through demotion. The two clubs met yesterday afternoon at Boston’s York Street.
Another supporter-owned team chasing promotion are Cambridge City of the Zamaretto League Premier Division. They are in the play-off positions and have games in hand on the league’s leaders, Truro City, and yesterday they were at home against Hednesford Town, who are still in the chasing pack for a play-off place themselves.
Our third match comes from Scotland, where Clydebank had the chance to go to the top of the Scottish Junior Football West Division One yesterday afternoon. The club was formed in 2003 after the original Clydebank FC was bought by the newly-formed Airdrie United, who moved the club to Airdrie and took their league place. Clydebank now play in the SJFA leagues and yesterday a win at Glenafton would send them to the top of their league.
Our final match is from last week’s midweek fixtures. AFC Liverpool’s formation and existence may have somehow got confused between being a protest and merely a little brother club for the Premier League giants. They are currently in fourth place in the First Division of the North-West Counties League, and last week they were at home against Runcorn Town, another team that are chasing promotion into the Premier Division of the league.
Finally, the original protest club. Enfield Town are still owned by their Supporters Trust and are still playing in the Ryman League Division One North, and on Saturday were at home against AFC Sudbury.
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