Eastleigh Up For Sale
Macclesfield’s opponents in the scene of jubilation two weeks ago are now facing less of a certain future.
Eastleigh, who finished 14th at the end of the campaign, has been put up for sale by owner Stewart Donald.
Donald is now leading a consortium that is looking to by Sunderland, whose own owner, Ellis Short, confirmed he had agreed a deal to sell the club.
Donald has been at Eastleigh since 2011 and has pumped over 10 million pounds into Eastleigh in the process.
Following a 2-1 defeat against playoff chasing Dover at the weekend, Woking will now ply their trade in the lower reaches of the National Pyramid next season.
Beginning the day needing to better Barrow’s result to have any chance of survival, The Card’s got off to the worst possible start and fell behind after just 26 minutes. The opener came from Giancarlo Gallifuoco, but Woking would, eventually, hit back through Charlie Carter seven minutes before halftime.
Heartbreak was to follow though, as Keanu Marsh-Brown’s 92nd-minute winner proved to be the final nail in Woking’s coffin.
Their opponents, Dover, also missed out on a spot in the top seven, as results elsewhere meant Fylde finished above them on goal difference.
Five Leave Torquay After Relegation
Following relegation, Torquay have released five and placed a further three more on the transfer list.
Reece Mitchell, Conrad Balatoni, Sam Chaney, Yan Klukowski and Jake Gosling have all departed, whilst Josh Gowling, John-Paul Pittman, and Ryan Clarke have been told they can leave with one year remaining on their deals.
Meanwhile, Luke Young, Brett Williams, Sean McGinty, Ruairi Keating, Liam Davis and Vincent Dorel are all considering new deals with the club.
Torquay ended The Vanarama National League campaign with a 1-1 draw at home to Ebbsfleet on Saturday. Their opponents occupy the fourth spot in the play-off places as a result of the draw.
By Steven Dale.