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Pulrose United drop to one team for 2019/20

Pulrose take on Onchan in the Woods Cup last season (Photo: Gary Weightman/Vannin Photos)

Lack of players forces change

Pulrose United will only have a team in the Canada Life Premier League this season.

A lack of players meant they were unable to field a side in their opening Combination One fixture against St Mary's at the weekend.

A statement issued by the Isle of Man Football Association this morning says: "The Isle of Man Football Association announce that unfortunately due to a shortage of registered players, Pulrose United FC will only be in a position to field one team for the 2019/20 football season.

"After an application to only enter a first team and following a number of discussions with senior committee members of Pulrose United FC the IOMFA has agreed that Pulrose United FC will be permitted to play this season with a first team only in the Canada Life Premier League.

"It is hoped that the decision will allow Pulrose United FC time to increase their numbers and encourage players to sign for the club, so they can enter two teams for the 2020/2021 season."

The Groves Road club are the second in Manx football to go down to one team for 2019/20.

Castletown have already announced they will only field a side in Combination One.

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