Date: 3rd September 2009 at 6:29pm
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ACCRINGTON Stanley have been given just eight weeks to raise over £300,000 to pay to HM Revenue and Customs or the club will be no more.

The news is a massive blow to the Reds, who were originally told they could repay the money over a period of 12 months, and now the fight is on to raise the cash through fundraisers to keep the famous little club going.

On the field things were starting to look a bit brighter, with cup wins against higher league opostion in Walsall and Oldham Athletic and one hell of a match with Championship side Queens Park Rangers, that had the footballing community singing the priases of the battling Stanley.

Chairman David O’Neill, Vice Chairman Peter Marsden and Chief Executive Robert Heys travelled down to the High Court in London on Wednesday morning with an application for an adjournment, that the club and their legal team had put together.

But that failed to convince the judge to allow the club a little more time, in which a new plan could have been drawn up to pay the money. But it was refused, leaving Stanley with no choice but to quickly raise cash.

More to follow shortly.