Former top flight club Luton Town will be playing non-league football for the first time in nearly nine decades next season, after finally falling to the 30 point deduction imposed on them by the Football League.
A 0-0 a home to Chesterfield left them 13 points from safety with only four games to play, consigning them to the Blue Square Premier (Conference in Old Money). There's also a good chance they may meet AFC Wimbledon next season too, as the Dons are three points clear at the top of the Blue Square South with two games to play.
'I found out at five to five,' said Manager Mick Harford. 'I looked at the clock in the dressing room and said to the players “Remember this time. Five to five on 13 April. This is the rebirth of Luton Town Football Club.” It is the past incumbents of this football club who are to blame. The penalty points were a massive burden and we just couldn't overcome it.
'The benchmark is Doncaster Rovers. They went down but they came back and they're now in the Championship with a new ground. That's what we'll be aiming to do.'