Local Central Midland League North club Bentley Colliery have sent out a last-ditch appeal for help because their future is under serious threat.
Despite having just enjoyed back-to-back wins in the league, constant vandalism to the ground, which is maintained by a string of volunteers, has resulted in the club being on the verge of collapse.
Team manager Craig Eanor said “We can’t keep going if every time we get to the ground we find something else that has been vandalised and we have to pay for, the other day we had just competed fixing the latest set problems and we turned up to find vandals had dug up part of the pitch which set us back once again. As a result these issues we sadly find ourselves on the verge of collapse.
“We don’t want this to be the end because we’re doing well otherwise and have a lot for the community to be proud of. Despite constant setback the players, committee and volunteers have worked tirelessly to battle this, however we fear this latest setback could be one too many”.
Bentley Colliery & Doncaster Rovers are urging the people of Doncaster to get behind the club, where this Saturday they face Glapwell in what could be their last game, unless much needed funding is found to sustain the heightened running costs of the club.
As a result all DRFC season and match ticket holders are invited to The Avenue ground for their 2PM KO on Saturday, where anyone who presents a DRFC 2013/14 season ticket stub will get half price entry.
“We would love the great people of Doncaster to come and join us on Saturday and help save our proud club. Any support we receive would be invaluable”.