Local football club Greenwich Borough FC has been forced to quit their league after a number of "severe business interruptions" have left the club in crisis.

The club, who normally play at the Phoenix Sports Ground in Barnehurst, officially resigned from the Southern Counties East Football League on Tuesday, a move confirmed by the league's officials.

In a dramatic post titled 'No Chance to Survive', the local club refers to ongoing legal proceedings and blame a number of other parties for their current predicament.

Greenwich Borough FC, nicknamed the cannons, are a semi-professional football team playing in the ninth tier of the national football pyramid, representing Greenwich as the borough's largest team.

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Established back in 1928, the local side had their survival threatened when their old stadium, Harrow Meadow, was sold off to property developers in 2009, forcing them to ground-share with two other teams, Holmesdale and Dartford.

In 2016, the club agreed a 30-year release to share another team's stadium in Bexleyheath, the ground of Cray Valley PM, but they were evicted at the end of the 2018-19 season for failing to pay rent.

Also relegated that same season, the club has been struggling ever since and prior to their announcement sat bottom of their current league.

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The dramatic announcement on Tuesday said that "due to severe business interruption, Greenwich Borough FC will not be participating in the league from today. We are not closing the business, but just withdrawing from the competition."

Club treasurer Luke Simpson posted on the club's website that the club have "fought a battle behind the scenes against nothing but constant interruption."

The post takes aim at their old ground sharers Cray Valley over rent charges and the eviction on the last day of the season, amongst other things, which have left them "isolated and confused."

The post does thank those who helped and supported the club during this tough time, and says the club has had to enter into a number of civil cases to "unravel why, what and how this took place."

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It finishes by saying that they were not a poor team, "the odds were just stacked against us," but did mention a desire to "build the club back up properly."

SCEFL officials said it had "reluctantly" accepted the resignation from the league with immediate effect.