Sun Sports’ resignation from the Spartan South Midlands League (SSML) has been “reluctantly” accepted, the league has confirmed.

After 116-years playing in the local area, the news effectively brings to an end Sun’s time as a functioning club, and comes in the wake of losing the use of their home ground.

While hope remains the club will be able to rebuild and return to the league, the announcement comes as a bitter blow after plans to ground share with Kings Langley proved to be a false dawn in Sun’s survival bid.

“I am writing to advise you that at today’s meeting of the management board members reluctantly accepted the resignation of Sun Sports FC from the league,” a statement from the SSML read.

“This is due to the loss of their home ground. I would confirm that all players registered with Sun Sports FC are now free to sign for other clubs.

“It is hoped that the club will be able to resolve their issues and return to the league in the future.”