Wet weather has cost club thousands says chairman

Aylesbury FC chairman Danny Martone
Aylesbury FC chairman Danny Martone

Aylesbury FC chairman Danny Martone says the postponements caused by the wet weather has cost the club ‘thousands’ in lost revenue.

In a winter of discontent, the Moles have not played a match at their Haywood Way ground since December 15, and in that time 11 fixtures have been called off due to the elements.

Martone said: “Although this loss of revenue has affected us in the short-term, we have no lavish overheads here and as we have done for the last 14 years, we will just carry on.

“We are coping financially and we have a lot of good people at the club who are very patient and understanding about the situation.”

The home game against Potters Bar Town on Saturday was called off five hours before kick-off despite the best efforts of a working party to make the pitch playable on Friday night.

Martone said: “I would like to thank everyone who helped us to try and prepare the ground.

“Their help was invaluable and although the first team match got called off we were able to play a youth cup game on the pitch on Sunday so their efforts did not go to waste.”

Last night’s match at Leighton was the latest game to bite the dust as the fixture backlog continues unabated.