Roof work not Saturday work out Petersfield Town players were expecting

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Wednesday 6th January 2016 1:00 pm
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The team of workers at Love Lane who helped to take the damaged roof down at Love Lane on Saturday ()

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DEFENDER Sean Wain was expecting to break up Godalming attacks and not scaffolding framework on Saturday afternoon.

Striker Andy Todd was hoping to hold the ball up in attack rather than hold up roofing panels, and midfielder Stuart Green was planning to tackle the problem of stopping the opposition rather than tackle a stray stand roof.

They were just three of the players who rolled their sleeves up and helped the work party at Petersfield Town to dismantle the stand roof that was ripped from its usual position and turned on its back by a freak gust of wind during a New Year storm.

The call manager Ian Saunders took from the groundsman on New Year’s Day morning was certainly not something he was expecting to hear.

Tales of woe about a saturated pitch were what he was expecting. Tales of a stand roof ripped from its position by high winds on New Year’s Eve were met with disbelief by the Rams’ boss.

“I?couldn’t believe what I?was hearing until I?was sent some pictures from the stadium,” said Saunders.

“From what we can gather, the wind somehow ripped the structure up from the ground and then flipped the roof over on its back.

“We managed to get a work party together of committee members, players, supporters and other volunteers on Saturday to dismantle the whole structure.

“We now have to start again although I’m not sure of our plans going forward.

“We hope to start that work this week but I?wonder if there are some of people out there who can give us a hand with the rebuild.

“Scaffolders and roofers may be able to help us with the structure, if you have any materials they would be gratefully received or offers to just come up to the ground and give us a hand with lifting and shifting would be really great.”

If you can help the club, e-mail them at:?[email protected] or call 07500 705486.

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