Today the Ipswich Sunday Football League announced the, long anticipated, withdrawl of Elite 405 and it concludes a rapid decline in fortunes for Elite. From Suffolk FA Sunday Shield losing finalists in 2015, through a ten-game losing streak bringing to the end their 2016 season. They qualified for the elite division in Spring 2017 and mixed bag of four wins and six losses was obviosly not enough to maintain their playing squads interest.
ISFL confirmed the withdrawl, Unfortunately we have just received notice from Elite 405 that they are withdrawing from the League, due to the lateness of their withdrawal and the fact that the season is already underway the division will have to continue the Winter season with 9 teams.
The other competition affected is the Suffolk FA Sunday Shield with Ipswich Thistle now recieving a bye through to the second round.