King's Lynn fixture to go ahead despite winding-up order

Paddy Davitt King's Lynn's Unibond Premier Division match against Guiseley at The Walks this Saturday will go ahead - despite today's High Court winding up order. Linnets' secretary Martin Davis confirmed Unibond officials will allow Lynn to fulfil the fixture ahead of considering whether to launch a seven day appeal to overturn the court's decision. Lynn's reserve and junior sides will also be able to fulfil their fixtures this weekend.

Paddy Davitt

King's Lynn's Unibond Premier Division match against Guiseley at The Walks this Saturday will go ahead - despite today's High Court winding up order.

Linnets' secretary Martin Davis confirmed Unibond officials will allow Lynn to fulfil the fixture ahead of considering whether to launch a seven day appeal to overturn the court's decision. Lynn's reserve and junior sides will also be able to fulfil their fixtures this weekend.

Club chairman Ken Bobbins failed in a last ditch bid to avoid the club being wound up after failing to meet a �65,000 tax bill payable to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC).


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The club released the following terse statement at lunchtime: "King's Lynn FC has this morning been officially wound up in the High Court. The club have the option of a seven day appeal."

The recently formed Blue and Gold Trust has scheduled an emergency meeting for Thursday evening - venue to be arranged - with the club facing a race against time to raise the required funds to try and rescind the decision.

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Trust chairman Neil Timms: "It was very brief. The chairman appealed to the judge's better nature. This was always going to be the result. The hearing took no more than 90 seconds. The chairman was very sad. The chairman has clearly been working very hard of recent days and weeks to try and get investment and it hasn't happened. I am sure he is feeling very very down at the moment. However he is chairman of board of directors - that goes with the territory."

Conference North club Hyde successfully overturned a similar winding up order in September after being initially wound up with debts of �120,000 to HMRC. The Greater Manchester-based club held a series of fund-raising efforts - including a bucket collection at a Manchester City Premier League match - to successfully survive.

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