SHFL Clubs reject plans for league split

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Last Thursday evening’s meeting between representatives of all Scottish Highland Football League clubs rejected plans to split the Highland League into two divisions of ten, which would have meant bringing more clubs into the set up.

Keith chairman Sandy Stables put forward the proposal as a means of shortening the season in time for the Highland League versus Lowland League play-off, which is due to take place for the first time at the end of the 2014/15 campaign.

However, it is believed clubs were keen to protect the present set-up, and would rather schedule midweek games earlier in the season.

The League’s office bearers have been tasked with following up the meeting by looking further into the proposals, as there is no way the fixture list can be completed into late May, as has been the case, due to harsh winters in recent seasons.