STORMY TIME FOR UN­LUCKY SHRIMPS

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO RESULTS - By Joshua Richards

MORE­CAMBE chair­man Peter McGuigan re­vealed this week that post­pone­ments and an early FA Cup exit have cost the club £250,000.

Be­tween Oc­to­ber 24 and Jan­uary 16 the Shrimps failed to stage a home match on a Satur­day with storms in the area wreak­ing havoc.

And though the club did play four mid­week home games in that pe­riod, in­clud­ing an FA Cup first round re­play de­feat to Da­gen­ham & Red­bridge, that wasn’t suf­fi­cient to bal­ance the books.

“The dif­fer­ence be­tween a Satur­day and a Tues­day is that you get around 50 per cent of what you get on a Satur­day,” said McGuigan.

“A big blow was the FA Cup re­play that we lost and that cost us around £100,000. Then we had two matches post­poned due to the storms and lost hos­pi­tal­ity money on the power cuts.

“When you sit down on Jan­uary 1 that’s £250,000 we haven’t got. That’s a big, big num­ber for a club of our size.”

WOE: Peter McGuigan

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