Three new teams welcomed to the top flight of the Staffordshire County Senior League

THREE new teams have been accepted into the top flight of the Staffordshire County Senior Football League for the 2017-18 season.

Division One champions Foley Meir, runners-up Stone Dominoes and Eastwood Hanley have all taken the step.

The trio replace Premier Division champions Abbey Hulton United, who have been promoted to the Hallmark Security League Division One, and Hilton Harriers Athletic, who have resigned from the league.

No clubs have been relegated from the Premier Division as part of the restructuring agreed by the league management.

Last season’s Division Two North champions, Tunstall Town, have been renamed Ossma Blurton TTFC and will play at the Stanley Matthews Academy in Blurton.

Restructed league:

Premier Division: Alsager Town, Ashbourne FC, Ball Haye Green, Cheadle Town, Eastwood Hanley, Eccleshall FC, Florence, Foley Meir, Hanley Town, Knyperlsey Vics, Leek CSOB, Newcastle Town, Redgate Clayton, Silverdale Athletic, Stone Dominoes, Walsall Phoenix, Wolstanton United.

Division One: Abbey Hulton United Res, Audley, Brereton Social, Cheadle Town Res, Foley Meir Res, Keele University, Leek CSOB Res, Market Drayton, Milton United, Ossma Blurton, Penkridge FC, Redgate Clayton Res, Shenstone Pathfinder, Walsall Phoenix Res, Wolverhapmton SC U21s.

Division Two: Acorn Albion, AFC Alsager, AFC Fenton, Audley Res, Cannock United, Chesterton AFC, Featherstone FC, Goldenhill Wanderers, Hilton Harriers, Keele University Res, Milton United Res, HDFC, Red Star Alma, Staffordshire Moorlands, Whittington.

Sam Pettitt (pictured above) will be in charge of the Leek CSOB first team this season following the decision by Dan Hyde to step down as manager.