LUDLOW Town Football Club will be playing as AFC Ludlow in the newly-restructured Mercian League, says spokesman Mike Seaborne.

Ludlow Town FC have been officially wound up and their assets transferred to receivers Begbies Traynor.

Former boss Seaborne says AFC Ludlow players and officials are meeting this week to elected new officers.

“It’s a complicated thing to explain but the football club is completely separate and is run on separate lines,” said Seaborne.

“We have entered the Mercian League as AFC Ludlow and it’s a fresh start for the club.

“If we can all pull together, I can concentrate on off-the-field activities.”

A new club – trading under the company name Ludlow Stadium Facilities Ltd — has been formed and will use the ground on a lease basis until it is sold. Seaborne added: “The debt has been hanging over the club but the football club has not be affected by it in my twoand- a-half years at the club.”

Dave Cooper’s side are in action tonight (Thursday) against visiting Clee Hill in the semi-final of the Ludlow Hospital Cup (kick-off 6.45pm).

A hat-trick from Danny Gower and goals from Craig and Chris Breakwell helped Ludlow to a 6-1 win over Brown Clee.

Clee Hill booked their place in the last four after a 4-2 win over Orleton. Church Stretton face Tenbury United in the other semi-final tie.

The final will take place on the grass pitch at the SBS Stadium on Sunday, August 5.