Reserves to stay closer to home

Last updated : 11 June 2003 By
The official website BrentfordFC, report that the reserves will be playing in a reorganised Football Combination next season.

Although the fixtures are still to be finalised, the move seems designed to reduce exorbitant-travelling costs and will see the removal of lengthy trips to West Country clubs, Bristol City and Cardiff City.

Further news to emerge at the meeting held yesterday (Tuesday), saw ambitious Aldershot Town, whose first team are the current Ryman Premier League champions and Nationwide Third Division outfit Swansea City, both being successful in their applications to join next season's competition.

The three reserve sides to drop out of the 2003/04 competition are Peterborough United, Leyton Orient and bottom club Barnet, who after finishing bottom last term decided not to reapply for membership.