Eastwood Town resign from Northern Premier League

Eastwood Town - Coronation Park

Eastwood Town have resigned from the Northern Premier League after failing to fulfil their latest First Division South fixture.

The Nottinghamshire club was last month locked out their Coronation Park home by Broxtowe Borough Council because of unpaid debts of more than £45,000.

Eastwood are bottom of the table in the eighth tier of English football.

The club's record and impact on fixtures will be considered at a league board meeting on 9 March.

In 2009, Eastwood, then managed by current Mansfield Town boss Paul Cox, reached the third round of the FA Cup by beating League Two Wycombe, before eventually losing to fellow non-league side Kettering.

During his five seasons as Badgers boss, Cox led the club to two promotions, but after guiding them to the play-offs places in 2011, he stepped down after the club were denied the chance to compete because their ground did not meet Conference Premier standards.

They have since endured successive relegations and while their resignation from the NPL does not mean they are out of business, it does put the club's future in doubt.