EVESHAM United will join forces with Didcot Town in a bid to get their placement in next season's Southern League East overturned.

Both clubs have appealed their provisional league allocations for next season which saw United transferred out of Southern League West while Didcot got told to stay put.

The Railwaymen published a chart on social media highlighting their travel would decrease by more than 600 miles if they had been moved and confirmed their intention to appeal on Friday.

Evesham’s move may have saved a small number of miles on paper but with a number of players based in Gloucestershire or counties west of Worcestershire, retaining their squad could prove tricky.

The addition of Cambridgeshire duo Peterborough Sports and Yaxley in place of Cinderford Town and Chasetown on Tuesday, instigated by Andover Town declining promotion and being replaced in the system by AFC Mansfield, further encouraged the club’s top brass to act.

Manager Paul Collicutt, chairman Jim Cockerton and secretary Richard Terry consulted committee members before lodging paperwork with the Football Association this week. The club hopes to have a decision by the start of June.

“Didcot would save up to 600 miles by being in our new division and have a fair number of derbies,” said Collicutt.

“Their chairman has spoken to ours and we just hope common sense prevails. You look at it and think it should be done.

“There is one team keen to get out of a league and another who wants to get back in.

“With Andover pulling out and the knock-on effect, it changed the picture from our point of view.

“It has been put in writing and we just have to wait. The change around with the Andover decision happened pretty quickly and the sooner it is sorted one way or the other, the better.”

Meanwhile, Collicutt said none of his players had confirmed whether they would stay or leave the Jubilee Stadium ahead of next season.

“I call this silly season and I don’t enjoy it,” he added.

“As far as I am concerned, the sooner we are playing our first league game the better. The rumours never stop until everyone is settled in and playing again. It is the same for every club.”