Town’s game at Seasons as trav­ellers in­vade pitch

Gloucestershire Echo - - FOOTBALL -

TEWKES­BURY Town’s home match against Bishop’s Cleeve A will be played at Chel­tenham Town’s Seasons train­ing ground on Satur­day (2.30pm).

The Robins of­fered to host the Chel­tenham League Di­vi­sion One clash after see­ing the fix­ture post­poned over the week­end due to trav­ellers oc­cu­py­ing Tewkes­bury’s home pitch.

There are an es­ti­mated 15 to 20 car­a­vans on the North­way play­ing fields, de­spite an evic­tion no­tice seek­ing their re­moval.

It will be both clubs’ fi­nal league match of the 2018/19 cam­paign.

Tewkes­bury sec­re­tary Marc Lane said: “After hav­ing trav­ellers on our pitches since last Tues­day night, we have had to move two matches, and post­pone one.

“We have the Se­nior Char­ity Cup fi­nal com­ing up, and the match must be played this week­end.

“We still don’t know when the trav­ellers will leave, they have ig­nored the evic­tion no­tice from the court so it’s a wait­ing game.

“It’s great to see our lo­cal Foot­ball League club help­ing out”

John Hunt, fix­tures sec­re­tary for the Chel­tenham League, said: “We are ex­tremely grate­ful to every­one at Chel­tenham Town, espe­cially grounds­man Matt Ut­teridge for agree­ing to help us out.”

Tewkes­bury will play at the Jonny-rocks Sta­dium against Di­vi­sion One cham­pi­ons An­dovers­ford in the Se­nior Char­ity Cup fi­nal next Thurs­day (May 9).

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