Hinckley United wound up by the High Court

Calor Southern League side Hinckley United have been wound up by the High Court after accruing debts of more than £200,000.

The insolvency petition was lodged by former club chairman Kevin Downes as trustee of a pension fund.

Directors from the Southern League Premier Division club attended the hearing at Birmingham on Monday, but did not oppose the winding-up petition.

St Albans City were due to face them on November 30, with the reverse fixture on February 1, 2014.

With Hinckley United unable to fulfil its league obligations, league officials have taken the decision to expunge their playing record and, subject to the board ratifying this action, the Premier Division table will be revised accordingly.

League chairman, Ken Turner, said: “The league is naturally extremely saddened about the winding up of Hinckley United Football Club.

“It is accepted that these are extremely difficult times for all football clubs and it is important that the obvious warnings are heeded and that clubs make sure that they operate within their means.

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“Otherwise, there are likely to be more and more finding themselves with similar problems to those that have brought an end to the existence of Hinckley United.”