FA ANNOUNCE MAKE-UP OF LEAGUE FOR 2019/20 SEASON

The Football Association has announced the teams that will be promoted and moved into the Ebac Northern League for the 2019/20 season.

They confirmed that Team Northumbria and Blyth AFC are regarded as the two relegated teams from the first division as they resigned from the league after last year’s AGM.

As champions, Dunston UTS are automatically promoted to the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League.

The FA has promoted three teams from the second division:  Billingham Town, Thornaby and Northallerton Town.

Two teams are promoted from feeder leagues to the second division:  Newcastle University and Sunderland West End.  Carlisle City FC have been moved laterally from the North West Counties League to our second division.

The changes mean that both divisions of the league will run with 20 teams, subject to any appeals to the FA.