If you read the FA standardised rules about relegation from step 6. It mentions that reprieves will be across Step 6 on a ppg basis. If you look at the google doc at the bottom & click on the step 6 to 7 header. Scroll across to the right hand side & down to the step 6 reprieve table. Of the league’s that have the full 20 clubs, Durham City are the 5th worst in the country. I’m starting to believe that they will be relegated. With either Carlisle City or relegated Harrogate RA being laterally transferred to replace them.
Step 6 and 7
At the end of the Regular Playing Season the Clubs in the bottom two positions of each of the nineteen Step 6 divisions will be liable to relegation.
All Step 7 Clubs seeking promotion to Step 6 must make application using the prescribed form direct to the Committee, copied to their existing League, by 31st December in the relevant year. In order to be considered for promotion Clubs must finish in 1st position in their Step 7 league. If the Club finishing in 1st position does not wish to be promoted or fails to meet the entry criteria then the club finishing in 2nd position will be eligible for promotion. If the club in 2nd position does not seek promotion or fails to meet the entry criteria then clubs down to 5th position may be considered for promotion provided that they meet the appropriate entry criteria. Clubs finishing below 5th position will not be considered for promotion and only one club will be considered from each League. Each application must be accompanied by the agreed application fee, as determined by the Committee, which is non-refundable.
No more than 38 Clubs will be promoted from Step 7. If more than 38 Clubs are eligible for promotion they will be chosen based on a points per match basis. Where the eligible Clubs count does not reach 38 in number, reprieves of Step 6 Clubs shall come into effect on a points per match basis.https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... /htmlview#