PENINSULA FOOTBALL CLUB PITCH PROBLEM CONTINUES

The pitch at Portaferry rovers

Peninsula club facing anxious future as Rovers pitch rigmarole drags on

‘It feels like we’ve been left behind’

By Rory McKee

OFTEN talked about in football is the ability to make your home ground a fortress. But that’s proving close to impossible for one local club, who say that the ongoing saga surrounding their playing surface has left them ‘at the end of our tether’.

This weekend will mark six months since intermediate outfit Portaferry Rovers last lined out for a fixture at their Cloughey Road home. It’s after prolonged drainage issues at the Ards and North Down Borough Council owned land, and no quick fix to their problems appear likely with the club coming under increased pressure from the football authorities to fulfil what’s left of the current season. “In short, we just feel like we’ve been left behind,” the Rovers secretary told the Chronicle.

“It’s been embarrassing to be honest, we have the worst pitch in the league by a country mile and we seem to be getting nowhere.

“We’ve got pressure coming from everywhere and there is no end game.”

 

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