Knock-on effect for Corby after Hinckley’s demise

Action from Corby Town's 3-1 win over Hinckley United, a result that is set to be expunged after the Knitters were wound up on Monday
Action from Corby Town's 3-1 win over Hinckley United, a result that is set to be expunged after the Knitters were wound up on Monday
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The demise of Hinckley United is set to have a knock-on effect on Corby Town.

The Knitters’ record in the Calor League Premier Division is set to be expunged, subject to the Southern League Board ratifying the action, after Hinckley were wound up in Birmingham High Court on Monday.

It means the new Premier Division table, when it is confirmed, will see the Steelmen three points and two goals worse off after they beat Hinckley 3-1 at Steel Park on August 26.

Hinckley’s tragic demise also means Corby are likely to receive a bye in the Southern League’s Red Insure Cup as the first-round clash between the pair was due to take place in Leicestershire next Monday.

Southern League chairman Ken Turner said “It is accepted that these are extremely difficult times for all football clubs and it is important that the obvious warnings are heeded and that clubs make sure that they operate within their means.

“Otherwise, there are likely to be more and more finding themselves with similar problems to those that have brought an end to the existence of Hinckley United.”