Lydd Town will shortly address the serious breach in ground grading to avoid compulsory relegation in March 2018 – four shower heads are always better than three!
LYDD TOWN officials are confident that their club will not fail the ground grading criteria for the Southern Counties East Football League First Division ahead of the May 2018 deadline.
The Southern Counties East Football League have confirmed that Crockenhill, Forest Hill Park, K Sports, Kent Football United, Lewisham Borough, Lydd Town, Snodland Town and Sutton Athletic, have all failed to meet the criteria but all maintained their current League status.
The SCEFL said: “The FA has issued a directive that all non-grading clubs at 31 March 2018 WILL be relegated at the end of the season.”
Lydd Town have issued a statement today to reveal that the only thing that they are missing is ONE shower head in the dressing rooms.
“They say cleanliness is next to godliness, which is obviously of great importance to The FA,” said a club statement.
“We have installed floodlights – the cost of which would fail any cost or benefit analysis due to the little use they are put to – basically second half of winter fixtures – virtually zero night weekday matches partly due to not a single first team game being called off in the 2016-17 season.
“The perimeter is now fully fenced. Pitch side barriers are already in place when we joined the League as inaugural members.
“A turnstile is installed and attached to a purpose-built entrance hut. Two 50 seater stands with disabled spaces have been installed. Concrete pedestrian walk ways around at least three parts of the ground have been completed. Tannoy system, two speakers fitted to outside of clubhouse.
“Interestingly a top club when visiting our facilities near the end of the season thought our complex to be much too good for the Southern Counties League which whilst over praising our set-up reflects the commitment to excellence practiced by our chairman downwards.
“Lydd Town FC will shortly address the serious breach in ground grading to avoid compulsory relegation in March 2018 – four shower heads are always better than three!”
Lydd Town completed their 36 match campaign in ninth-place with a playing record of 14 wins, seven draws and 15 defeats.
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