Hereford kicked out

  • Last Updated: June 10 2014, 17:37 BST

Hereford have been expelled from the Football Conference after the club missed their latest deadline to pay football creditors.

Hereford have been expelled from the Football Conference
Hereford have been expelled from the Football Conference

The Bulls' expulsion means Chester, relegated from the Conference on the final day of last season, will be reinstated and Hayes & Yeading will not be relegated from the Conference South.

Cash-strapped Hereford were given a deadline of 5pm on June 5 to pay football creditors, but missed that.

However, following a meeting ahead of the Conference AGM last weekend, the club were given a further extension allowing for the recent takeover by London businessman Tommy Agombar.

They were required to have cleared funds to pay their creditors by Monday, but once again failed to comply with the Conference's demands and their membership from the competition has been revoked.

A Conference statement read: "The club has confirmed it will not meet the requirements, to which it previously agreed, set by the board of the Football Conference Ltd on Friday 6 June enabling the club to retain its membership.

"As the club was advised at the above meeting, the board has exercised its unanimous decision that should the club fail to fulfil the requirements it would be expelled from the Competition and the Company under Article 5.2.

"At the Annual General Meeting on 7 June of the Football Conference Ltd, the member clubs agreed to an alternative Constitution for the 2014/15 season, in case of the above eventuality.

"Chester FC will now be reprieved from relegation from the Premier Division and Hayes & Yeading United FC will be reprieved from relegation from Conference South."