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Braddan withdraw from Premier League

Club struggled in summer player recruitment

The Isle of Man Football Association has confirmed only one side will be relegated from the Canada Life Premier League in the 2018/19 season.

It's after Braddan decided to withdraw from the competition following weeks of speculation surrounding their league status.

Numerous appeals had been made to attract players to the club after a mass exodus of playing staff in the close season.

However, as the struggle to recruit new players for the forthcoming campaign has continued, the club has decided not to contest Manx football's top flight.

They will field a combination team in Canada Life Combination One and will be allowed to enter the Ascot Hotel Junior Cup.

A spokesperson from the FA says the situation is to be reassessed at the end of the season.

Braddan's withdrawal means only one from the remaining 12 teams in the division will be relegated.

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