ABINGDON Town FC have withdrawn from the Hellenic League after an agreement with their landlords wasn’t reached.

In a statement last night, the club said: “The club has been forced to give up its Step 6 status after new owners of Culham Road were unable to negotiate a new lease.

“Culham Road was purchased by Irama at the end of last year after the previous owners wanted to sell.

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“Despite attempts by the management committee to discuss a way forward, Singapore property development company Irama made it impossible to move forward, with ridiculous demands.

“Despite the lack of income during Covid, Town looked to be progressing over the last year on and off the pitch by correcting the wrongdoing of the last few years.

“With no funds coming in due to Covid, and unable to negotiate with Irama, we had to make the devastating decision.”