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Lancers Achieve Promotion Dream

The FA have today confirmed that Lancing Football Club will progress from Step 5 to Step 4 of the football pyramid.

Lancing FC Chairman Steve Taylor confirmed the club has successfully applied to move up to step four next season as part of the Football Association’s restructuring of non-league football.

A total of 110 clubs have been moved into higher levels as part of the plans to create the ‘pure pyramid’.

The promotion from the SCFL Premier Division means that Lancing will move up to Step 4, competing in the Pitching In Isthmian Football League – South East Division.

Using points per game (PPG) from the past two seasons, which were made null & void and curtailed respectively, Lancing finished top on PPG over the two seasons which guaranteed them promotion.

“The football we have played has been the most enjoyable to watch and PPG has showed just how consistent we have been over the two seasons”

Steve Taylor says “Myself and everyone associated with our club are thrilled and super excited about the challenges ahead, it’s a new adventure both on and off the pitch but one which we have been preparing for. The football we have played has been the most enjoyable to watch and PPG has showed just how consistent we have been over the two seasons – two years of hard work and successful results have been recognised and ensured the past two campaigns were not played in vain.”

“The purists will probably argue that its not an authentic promotion but no one can deny the efforts that the management team, the players, the committee, the supporters and our sponsors have put into this marvellous opportunity now being presented to us.  Lancing FC are now entering their 80th anniversary as a club and we welcome everyone within the local community to join us on this new and exciting journey”

“Today’s confirmation of promotion comes as huge credit to the lads, who have done themselves and the football club proud over the last two seasons in the SCFL, working tirelessly both one & off the pitch.”

Joint Manager, James Rhodes, added: “Today’s confirmation of promotion comes as huge credit to the lads, who have done themselves and the football club proud over the last two seasons in the SCFL, working tirelessly both one & off the pitch.”

“Kane and I, along with the rest of the management team, are excited to press on and accept the new challenge of Step 4 football in the Isthmian league. Focus remains on Saturday’s Supplementary Shield final against Loxwood, but this will come as a good moral boost for all the squad. We relish what awaits us in the move up to Step 4.”

A massive congratulations to all of the first team players, coaches and committee members on what is a huge achievement for our football club.