Waiting game for Doncaster Belles

Doncaster Rovers Belles in training. Picture: Rachel Atkins.

Doncaster Rovers Belles in training. Picture: Rachel Atkins.

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Doncaster Rovers Belles will have to wait to see if their appeal against the FA’s ‘relegation’ has been successful.

Belles vice chairman Alan Smart and a legal team met with FA officials yesterday in the capital to go through the club’s reasons as to why they should be reinstated to WSL1 next season - after the footballing body demoted the side in favour of Manchester City Ladies.

However, the Doncaster club - who are the only ever-presents in the top flight - will have to wait for a final decision after the hearing was concluded yesterday.

An FA spokesman said that the “Independent Appeals Panel will come back with a decision and written reasons for that decision in due course, as soon as possible”.

However, he added that there was “no timeline on this for the moment”.

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