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English FA Ends Bulls Promotion Dream

Jersey Bulls will definitely not be promoted this season, despite a 100% success rate.

The Combined Counties League and English FA have written to the club, confirming there will not be any promotions or relegations from tiers three to seven of the English non-league pyramid.

That's despite the Bulls thinking they could still move up to fill a vacant position.

Gary Freeman's side had won all 27 league matches played this season, with a goal difference of +92. The Bulls were 20 points ahead of nearest challengers Farnham Town and had technically already secured promotion, following a 2-0 win over British Airways FC in early March.

The coronavirus pandemic then stopped the league season and the season was declared null and void. Despite being clear and uncatchable at the top of the table, the club will play Combined Counties League Division Two football again next season.

A letter was written to the FA, signed by 64 non-league clubs, calling for the decision to void seasons below the National League to be reconsidered.

However, it wasn't enough to change the FA's minds.

It's not yet known when the 2020/2021 league season will start.

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