This morning’s incredible breaking news of the mindless attack at Winslow United’s Elmfields gate ground left people asking the simple question. Why?
Remembrance Sunday will certainly go down as a day Winslow United Football Club will remember for all the wrong reasons.
Overnight, Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th November, both of the goalmouths were dug up. The individual(s) concerned dug six by six inch squares, six to eight inches deep with what appears to be a spade, or similar tool and tossed the sods across the six yard area.
The pictures, first published on Facebook do not, in fairness, give any indication to how bad the goalmouths actually look.
In addition, the goalposts and posts that keep the nets in position were lifted and moved.
Sports Shots were at Elmfields gate when one set of nets that were tossed in the hedgerow, behind the goal furthest from the clubhouse, were recovered.
A set of posts, wired together, were thrown over the fence into the overgrown grass verge in Cricketers Row, to the side of the sports facility.
Two Police Officers were in attendance at lunchtime speaking to United vice chairman Colin O’Dell.
Attention now turns to the council’s CCTV pointing at that end of the pitch. This will hold vital clues and evidence.
How can you help?
Can any local resident check their gardens or any area where a net or post could have been thrown.
Did you see anything suspicious? However little, this could be what is needed.
Are you a local resident who has CCTV? Again this could be most helpful.
Contact Winslow United chairman Andy Setterfield 07703 117443
Local awareness response nothing short of incredible!
Since Sports Shots shared the story this morning, by 6pm our post has got onto 33,004 different people’s Facebook timelines, and had an amazing 436 shares! Our Twitter post has got onto 18,508 timelines.
We would like to thank all our local clubs, and those not so local, and every person who has taken the time to share and support the club.
United chairman to appear on BBC Three Counties Radio Monday evening
The United club chairman Andy Setterfield will appear on the brilliant Non-League Show on BBC Three Counties Radio on Monday evening from 7pm. Setterfield will talk with Ollie Bayliss and Luke Ashmead with the latest update on this awful situation.