Fans on nightshift to save The Lane

Guernsey FC fans rose to the occasion last night, taking it in turns to operate pitch driers throughout the night in an effort to make the Footes Lane ground playable for today's FA Vase semi-final against Spennymoor Town.

Culture and Leisure groundsman Peter Bailey was yesterday trying to pump water off the Footes Lane pitch as part of the mammoth effort to try to get this afternoon’s FA Vase semi-final first leg between Guernsey FC and Spennymoor Town played. Whether it will go ahead or not depends on the match officials. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 1312726)
Culture and Leisure groundsman Peter Bailey was yesterday trying to pump water off the Footes Lane pitch as part of the mammoth effort to try to get this afternoon’s FA Vase semi-final first leg between Guernsey FC and Spennymoor Town played. Fans joined in the efforts by operating driers throughout the night. Whether it will go ahead or not depends on the match officials. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 1312726)

Guernsey FC fans rose to the occasion last night, taking it in turns to operate pitch driers throughout the night in an effort to make the Footes Lane ground playable for today's FA Vase semi-final against Spennymoor Town.

The club put out an appeal on the Twitter network at about 11pm calling for volunteers: 'SOS: We need 2 volunteers every 2 hours to push the driers at Footes Lane throughout the night'.

A couple of hours later the slots were filled.

Work continues this morning and the match is still scheduled to kick off at 3pm.

'Lets hope we can match the performance of those off the pitch on the pitch' Tweeted Guernsey FC's Dominic Heaume after last night's efforts.

Comments for: "Fans on nightshift to save The Lane"

soph

Brilliant fans who all helped.

Lets hope it goes ahead