Flooring do the treble – but could this be the end for the Aylesbury Sunday League?

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Aylesbury Flooring finally completed the treble on Sunday when they sealed the Division One title to go with their Berks and Bucks Junior Cup and the Vale of Aylesbury Cup.

Flooring wrapped up the title thanks to a 3-1 win over Weavers Warriors, who ended the season as Chris Payne Trophy winners after two cup final losses the season before.

Two Touch FC, who won the SLN Aylesbury Sunday Combination back in February before the league split, retained the Tony Higginson Cup and are set for pastures new after two seasons of dominance.

This leaves the Aylesbury Sunday League with just seven current sides able to compete, meaning the future of the league, which started over 40 years ago, is now on in need of new teams if it is to continue.

The league is offering a massively reduced entrance fee from £75 down to just £25.

The Sunday League’s chairman Terry Medd said this week: “We are aware of new sides having started with one team in Pitstone entering the Leighton League and last season a Thame-based side entered the Wycombe Sunday League so the demand is around.

“Our cup finals had a reasonable turn out as well but we need people not to moan about things like competitiveness, cost and a lack of dedicated people to run sides as there are players who want to play, we simply ask them to make contact with the league and we will work with you to start up and maintain yourselves.”

If the seven sides wish to carry on then the league will be run as it look to open up other cup competitions with neighbouring leagues to maximise the number of games available.