The Toolstation Western Football League
Published 28th June 2012
....relegation to the Toolstation Western League First Division.
Despite an upturn in form following manager Jamie Manley's appointment in mid-season, Town finished second from bottom in the Premier Division, only missing out on safety on goal difference.
Paradise was perplexed by board decisions that included admitting four new teams as well as promoted third finish Gillingham but acknowledged that Sherborne were not good enough throughout the campaign.
He said: "What has shocked us is that they have promoted the team in third place, who were quite far off second, while we went down on goal difference.
"We have been told that it is healthy for the league, but is it healthy if the team that finished third goes up?
"Having said that, second from bottom is a relegation position and we did not deserve to stay up, but it does not really make sense."
Sherborne were in the Premier Division for four years and the chairman is hoping to move forward in the new season and get back into the Western League's top flight as soon as possible.
Paradise said: "We will rebuild and come back stronger. Management-wise we are very happy with what we have got.
"Jamie is looking for new players and hopefully the relegation will not disrupt what he is trying to do."