Football club wound up for second time in seven years

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A football club has been wound-up by the High Court for the second time in less than seven years.

The court heard how players of Northern Premier League side Ilkeston have not been paid since December.

The club were formed in 2010 following the liquidation of distressed side Ilkeston Town, which owed more than £50,000 to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

But similar financial troubles have left the new club in £14,438 of debt.

Chairman Nigel Harrop said he plans to appeal the decision.

Mr Harrop said the club had a struck a takeover deal with All Eight Sports Management shortly before the ruling on Monday.

However, District Judge Smedley rejected the chairman’s plea for more time to settle the debt.