The National League serve Macclesfield Town with expulsion notice

Tuesday 29th September 2020

BROMLEY will not be playing on the opening day of the Vanarama National League season on Saturday after opponents Macclesfield Town were served an expulsion notice by the League.

Relegated from League Two, Macclesfield Town went bust with debts of over £500,000.

A National League statement said: “Further to the company owning Macclesfield Town Football Club being the subject of a court winding-up order, the Board of The National League has passed a Resolution pursuant to its Articles of Association that a Notice of Expulsion to be served on the Club taking effect on Monday 12 October 2020.

“The National League has served that Notice of Expulsion on the Official Receiver responsible for dealing with the Club’s affairs.

“As the Club’s expulsion will be effective on Monday 12 October, in the meantime, the Club is suspended from The National League competition and its three fixtures during that period are postponed.

“The matches affected are 3 October (home against Bromley); 6 October (away to Boreham Wood) and 10 October (away to Aldershot Town).”

Neil Smith’s side will therefore kick-off their new campaign at home to Dover Athletic on Tuesday 6 October (19:45).

The Lillywhites completed their pre-season campaign with a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace's under 23's side at Hayes Lane this lunchtime.

Summer signing, James Alabi, a trialist, Chris Bush and Michael Cheek were on the scoresheet.

All games in the Premier League, Championship, League One, League Two, National League, National League North and National League South are to be played behind closed doors until further notice.

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