Wednesday 19th October 2005

Margate close to moving out of administration

Directors at Ryman Premier League club Margate have confirmed they have received the approved CVA and as soon as this document has been signed and returned the Thanet club can move out of administration, writes Stephen McCartney.

The club issued the following statement on their website - www.margate-fc.com : "As soon as this document has been signed and returned the club will move out of administration and we expect to announce this early next week.

"There has been no objection received by our administrators to the CVA Proposal and the club would like to thank all creditors involved for their support in allowing our CVA to be approved.

"Work continues on the club's business plan.  The full design team met last Wednesday, when further changes to the club's proposal were recommended and are now being incorporated within the document."

The statement added: "Fresh grant applications have been prepared to both the Stadia Improvement Fund and the Football Foundation and the club is preparing for the appointment of a new Sports Development Officer, who will be required to lead and develop the community use of the new facilities."

Manager Chris Kinnear continues to attempt to improve his squad as he searches to find a winning formula and target the end of season play-offs.

One player that is linked is midfielder Kevin George, who, according to www.bromleyfc.net is expected to link up with former team-mates Adolph Amoako and Kevin George at Hartsdown Park.

Meanwhile, the club is holding a "Community Firework Spectacular" on Saturday, 5th November.

There will also be a penalty shoot out competition for under 16's against the first team goalkeepers.

Application to enter must be made in advance to the club as numbers are limited.

Tickets are £5 (adults) and £2.50 (under 16) and are currently on sale at various shops in the local area.

Gates will open at 6:15pm with the penalty shoot out starting half an hour later.  The firework display, which is expected to last 30 minutes, starts at 8:00pm.

Two goals from former Gate player Steve Hafner helped Southern League Division One East club Dartford secure a trip to Hartsdown Park in the second qualifying round of the FA Trophy on Saturday, 12th November.

Tony Burman's side beat Dover Athletic 3-2 at Stonebridge Road last night after the two sides drew 1-1 at Crabble on Saturday.

Margate v Wealdstone
Ryman Premier League
Saturday 22nd October 2005
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Hartsdown Park, Hartsdown Road, Margate