CARLTON MOVE QUARTER FINAL TO BASFORD AS STORM DENNIS APPROACHES!
Carlton Town’s senior management have been faced with another difficult decision, but have taken a pragmatic view regarding their Nottinghamshire Senior Cup Quarter Final against Gedling Miners Welfare, given the approaching Storm Dennis as Chairman Mick Garton (pictured) explained to us .
“After Gedling told us that their own pitch was unavailable this coming week, the plan was to work our socks off and get our ground ready for Tuesday night, but given the forecast this weekend, we are going to look pretty stupid if we put all the new fence panels in and they get destroyed by storm Dennis, so we have asked Basford United if they would be good enough to stage the game”
“We are not really in a position to pay for another pitch and lose all the Bar takings and Snack Bar takings, so this has been a really difficult decision” admitted the Chairman.
“Yet another postponement however would put massive pressure on our squad given we are now in mid February, so we have made a pragmatic decision to host the game at Basford United”
“On a personal note, I have already have a commitment on Wednesday night with one of my major customers, something Estelle has taken the night off for and Wednesday was the only night Basford could host us, so I will miss the game sadly”
“I am confident however given the positive response of supporters that we will be able to raise the money we have lost through the rescheduled fixtures, the insurance excess , the fact the fencing is not covered by our insurance policy, but it is going to be a Marathon effort, make no mistake about that, I just get the impression people are up for helping us and have generally brought into the must changed landscape this season, particularly with events on the pitch and with the increased transparency through social media and through this website off the pitch”
“Dave Hodgson has been talking to one of our supporters Ash who is trying to get help, I have spoken to Council leader John Clarke who is looking to see what the council can do, given their appreciation of our role in the community and obviously we have already had the fantastic contributions of Ben with help from his company ‘Print spin’ with some of the fence panels and the brilliant volunteers Steve and Seb”
“I met with the Nottingham Post this afternoon at the ground for a piece they are doing on it and they were staggered with the amount of damage caused”
“People have come forward to take tickets for the John O Hare event where I have donated prizes particularly for this, the players have indicated to me they will get behind the event at the Dragon when the big fund raising raffle will be held and I have had local businesses come forward with raffle prizes for the Big Dragon draw on Sunday 29th March and I will give Supporters an update with that next week”
“Finally, I would like to thank Chris Munroe at Basford United for being really very reasonable with us in terms of what we are being charged for their pitch on Wednesday and allowing Tommy and the players a training slot also prior to the game this week”
Admission to the game this coming Wednesday at Basford United is just £5 Adults, £3 concessions and £1 kids .