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Woodford Town FC’s return delayed after FA inspection of Ashton Playing Fields

pitch-2The new pitch at Ashton Playing Fields

Woodford Town FC’s long-awaited return to the borough has been delayed until the new year after an FA inspection of the new ground at Ashton Playing Fields found a number of issues to be dealt with in order to gain the necessary grading for senior football.

The club is confident the work will be completed by early January, after twice having to reschedule ‘welcome home’ matches.

“Although frustrating, this is normal practice for facilities new to senior football, and will be worth the wait as a new grandstand, clubhouse, changing rooms and improved floodlighting have all been installed as part of a £1.6m project. We have battled against Covid and the weather to complete the work to return home, but I’m sure the fans will say the wait was worth it come the first game!” said club spokesman Neil Day.

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