“I don’t want to put the whole club in jeopardy for the sake of one team.”
They’re the words of S&L Corby chairman John Davies who has admitted that it has been a season of struggle for the Occupation Road club.
The first-team are currently sitting at the foot of the Premier Division table having collected just three victories from their 28 outings.
Not only that but they are managerless with Davies and Kevin King holding the fort until a new manager can be appointed.
And to add to the situation, a rumour has been going around to suggest the club are to resign from the UCL and join the Northants Combination.
But Davies poured cold water over these claims and pointed to the bigger picture by saying: “I can say that we are not going to the Combination.
“We’ve already got a side, S&L Khalsa, playing in the Premier Division and these are just silly rumours.
“This is a club with a strong youth section and putting out a ladies side and it is only at the top end where we are struggling.
“The structure here is good and there are a lot of poeple who are working to keep the club going.
“Too many people have no idea of what’s going on at all but those involved know what’s happening.”
A first-team facing relegation may be the facade but Davies is well aware there is more to it behind the scenes and he says danger signs have been provided for all clubs by others in the area.
He continued: “In simple terms, we’re trying to keep afloat.
“We had eight weeks without any football at the club at all and nowadays if people aren’t playing then they don’t come.
“It’s not just football or our club who are in this position but we don’t want to go down the route of living outside of our means.
“You only have to look at the Rushden & Diamonds, Ketterings and Rothwells of this world who went pop when the money ran out.
“If a club isn’t self sufficient at the level they’re at then they shouldn’t be there and it’s as simple as that.
“If we have to go down a division to find the level we should be at then so be it.
“But I don’t want to put the whole club in jeopardy for the sake of one team.”