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Manchester Senior Cup

20 May 2013

This season's competition will not be concluded

The Manchester County FA has confirmed that 2012/13 season will not be concluded with a final of the Senior Cup.


The Competitions Committee has taken the decision following the inability of clubs to agree and fulfil their remaining fixtures. This coupled with end of season fixture congestion and also other clubs' commitments made the possibility of concluding the league fixtures in the Senior Cup impossible to achieve.


Their haul of twelve points left them three points clear of Bolton Wanderers and six points clear of Manchester City. Wanderers will be runners up, again due to completing their fixtures and their position in the league table.  Medals will be awarded to both teams.

The Competitions Committee has ruled that Manchester United will retain the Manchester Senior Cup as they have completed all their home fixtures.


Colin Bridgeford, Manchester County FA Chief Executive, said: "Whilst as a County FA we are disappointed that we have been unable to fulfil one of the highlights of our season, we respect equally the disappointment of this decision for those who follow the respective clubs.


"It is clear to me that changes have to be made to assist all involved in such a prestigious competition so this unfortunate position does not arise again.

"I would like to place on record my thanks to all involved in trying to resolve the end-of-season position but equally for all their support throughout the 2012/13 season.


" In July 2013, Manchester County FA will announce the competition format and structure for season 2013/14.

"Over the forthcoming weeks, I will be meeting club representatives to review the structures and formats and the provisions for season 2013/14.


"I would like to place on record my personal thanks to all the clubs (Manchester United, Manchester City, Bolton Wanderers, Oldham, Bury, Stockport County) who entered the Manchester Senior Cup this season.



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