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Gretna starts again from scratch

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A bid by supporters to try to retain a football team in Gretna has been successful.

Concerned fans formed an action group after their club went into administration and dropped out of the Scottish Football League.

It was feared it could be the end of football in the town, but Gretna FC have now been admitted to the East of Scotland League.

The newly-formed club will start its campaign on 9 August.

A series of meetings have been held in the town since the team hit financial troubles and fell out of the SFL.

They culminated in the successful bid for East of Scotland status.

However, the new team will not be able to play its games at Raydale Park, the traditional home of the club.

It will play its home matches at the Everholm, in nearby Annan, after negotiating a deal with Annandale and Eskdale Sports Trust.
 

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thats great news it was a shame to go out of business after doing so well and getting to the big time
 

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Good luck Gretna!

Who will play for them? Supporters?

I'll keep an eye out for their results

Cheers
MFCGAVMFC
 

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From what I can gather, the team has been assembled from amongst others, the reserve team at Workington Reds, with the Reds' assisstant coach Stuart Rome (previously a Gretna player, in the English Northern Leagues) in charge.
Raydale looks to be a lost cause, to be sold to the highest bidder, which will be tesco's most likely lol, although an action group is in the process of fighting against the sale.
Time will tell :)