Lennox pulls out of FNC premier league soccer
LENNOX Head has made the difficult decision to withdraw from Far North Coast premier league soccer.
The Sharks had one of their best seasons last year, winning their first silver- ware at premier level by taking out the Anzac Cup then finishing a creditable fourth in the premiership.
But massive player losses have decimated their ranks, leaving no option but to drop back to first division.
Incoming coach and club stalwart Paul Kirkland said "it's just simple maths".
"It's a shame, but we've only got about six players left from last year's premier and reserve squad," he said.
"Retaining players is difficult for a small coastal club like ours, with most moving on for uni or work reasons, with a few going to other clubs.
"Under the circumstances it's the right move.
"We have a talented group of younger players who will gain valuable experience in first division before we can think about making the step up again."
Football FNC will now have to make a quick decision on whether to run a nine-team league with a bye each week or offer the Sharks' place to another club.