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Board statement: Ordinary Resolution

16 June 2020

Our board of directors have released a statement following the National League’s proposal of an Ordinary Resolution to decide the sporting outcomes of the 2019-20 season.

The statement reads: "We will be voting in support of the National League’s Ordinary Resolution which, if passed, would see us compete in a play-off competition to determine who joins champions-elect Barrow in winning promotion to League Two.
"The proposal mirrors the resolution of the League Two season, which in our view is fair and correct, and we are already very well prepared to challenge for play-off success should the resolution pass.
"We would like to thank our fans for their continued support and positivity, which has not gone unnoticed in recent weeks, and we look forward to providing further updates as soon as we have them."
If passed, what would the Ordinary Resolution mean for us?
The final 2019-20 National League table would be determined on an unweighted points-per-game basis, seeing us finish third with 76.26 points based on a 46-match season. This would see us qualify for the semi-finals of the play-offs alongside Harrogate Town, who would face the winners of Boreham Wood (5th) v Halifax Town (6th), while Barrow would be automatically promoted as champions.
We would host the winners of Yeovil Town (4th) v Barnet (7th) to determine who progresses to the final, which will be played at a neutral venue. All play-off matches will be played behind closed doors and broadcast live on BT Sport.
The league have stipulated that the play-offs must commence no later than 18 July and be completed by 31 July and, to enable them to go ahead, we and our fellow participating clubs must pay for our players and staff to be tested to a level set by the National League board.
Clubs must also agree to share the net costs of staging each match.
The National League have asked clubs to submit their votes by 5pm on Wednesday 17 June.
What if the resolution doesn’t pass?
The National League will present a different proposal for clubs to vote on.

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