Rachael Maskell, MP for York Central and Shadow DCMS Minister has waded into the dispute to determine how the National League North should end the season. Throughout the week the rules as to how promotions and relegations will be determined have changed a number of times. York City currently sits at the top of the league, however if the average score per match is used, York City gets pipped by Kings Lynn.
York’s MP has backed the clubs and fans by calling for play-offs to take place, however if this is denied because the clubs in the league are not considered to be ‘elite’ she has called for the top two teams to be promoted.
“I have called on Oliver Dowden, the Cabinet Member with responsibility for sport to pause proceedings and make further consideration of York City’s proposals, which I back 100%, as it is the fairest way to conclude the season. The loss of live sports has been hard enough for fans, but when arbitrary decisions are made, which are completely unfair, it devalues the sport.
“York City players have worked hard to pull themselves out of the Northern League and these efforts should be awarded with promotion if play offs behind closed doors are disallowed. There is no rush to make this decision over the next few days, it is more important to get this right.
“This would have been York City’s last season at Bootham Crescent, it is only right that this era ends fairly.”
Cllr Danny Myers, Leader of the Labour Group and Ward Councillor for Clifton, the current home of York City FC added:
“ York City are at the top of the league. They have fought for every point it would be wrong and unfair if they were to be robbed of promotion at this late stage. I have written to the National League urging them to accept York City’s amendment.”
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