FLEETWOOD Town may be about to open the door for Vauxhall Motors to extend their stay in Blue Square North.
The Cod Army, led by former Tranmere Rovers midfielder Micky Mellon, have appealed to the Football Conference to reinstate the points expunged from the records when Farsley Celtic were expelled from the league and disbanded amid financial turmoil.
The move would improve Fleetwood’s chances of promotion to the Blue Square Premier as they took maximum points from Celtic, but it would also aid Motors, as they still had a game to play against the now defunct club.
Under Fleetwood’s proposal, Motors would be gifted three points as a result.
Should the Conference accede to Fleetwood’s request, Motors’ only other rival to benefit would be Harrogate and the Motormen would close the gap on Redditch and the final Blue Square North survival spot.
Motors chairman Alan Bartlam is already on record as saying he does not expect to be rescued from relegation due to off-the-pitch complications, but Fleetwood are confident that the Conference will uphold their appeal, reigniting Motors’ survival hopes so long as they win their penultimate game on Saturday at Redditch.
“Correct procedure has not been followed and our barristers have passed on a positive feeling to the club,” said Fleetwood chairman Andy Pilley.
“We really do fancy our chances of the league table being adjusted with these points being reinstated.
“We believe that is the correct and proper action to be taken.
“Once those points are reinstated for the various teams then the league will look very different.”
The hearing is due to be held next Monday, April 19.
Motors are on the lookout for female players who want to get into football next season.
The Motormen expect to run girls teams at both under 12s and U14s level and anyone interested should contact youth development officer Linda Edmunds on 0151 339 5447.