Lemsford going up to the Premier Division?

PUBLISHED: 18:15 10 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:26 26 October 2009

Lemsford on the up?

Lemsford on the up?

LEMSFORD will find out tomorrow night (Wednesday) whether they will be plying their trade in the Herts Senior County League Premier Division next season. The AGM of the organisation will put forward the constitution that will govern the league structure f

LEMSFORD will find out tomorrow night (Wednesday) whether they will be plying their trade in the Herts Senior County League Premier Division next season.

The AGM of the organisation will put forward the constitution that will govern the league structure for the upcoming campaign, which includes Lemsford in the top flight.

The Welwyn Playing Fields club finished last season only one place outside the promotion spots.

However, due to a restructuring of clubs they have been able to apply for a place in the top tier of the County League.

Wodson Park, who finished in one of the automatic promotion places from Division One at the end of the season, have decided to resign from the league and take their place in Division Two of the Spartan South Midlands League.

Near neighbours Hatfield Town have applied for promotion to the SSML Division One after winning the HSCL Premier Division.

The previous season's champions, Whitewebbs, have had to wind up as a club following the purchase of their ground by Tottenham Hotspur FC and the lack of an alternative ground to relocate too.

Lemsford's promotion will round off what was an excellent second half of the season where they finished on level points with Mill End Sports FC in the final promotion spot, only to miss out on goal difference.

From February 9 through to the season end, the village club went on a 10-game unbeaten run that propelled them into the top four following a below average start where they lost five out of their first eight league games.

It is no more than they deserve according to team manager Craig Attfield.

He said: "Overall I think we had a great season, especially towards the end where we only lost two games out of a possible 23.

"I am absolutely delighted we will get to play at a higher level next season, although will not be getting too carried away."

The former Lemsford captain is now hard at work preparing for the Premier Division campaign, and will be hoping to make a few additions to his squad, as well as getting some competitive pre-season games arranged.

He added: "The players and everyone at the club are excited, but we know we have got to work hard to continue this kind of success.

"On the field I am looking at perhaps making a few additions, and off the field we will be working hard to attract sponsorship."

The AGM will take place at Sandridge Rovers FC tomorrow (Wednesday) with a 7.30pm start.

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