Sittingbourne FC chairman Maurice Dunk says club could fold if they continue to play away from the town
Chairman Maurice Dunk has warned Sittingbourne will go bust if they keep playing home matches out of town.
Brickies will have to play a second home game at Whitstable’s Belmont ground on Tuesday night, with Woodstock Park not graded for Ryman League football.
Inspectors are set to return on Thursday to assess work carried out since the ground failed its initial grading last week.
Volunteers have improved pathways, extended covering over a terrace and trimmed hedgerows in order to meet league criteria.
If the ground passes, Bourne will be able to host Whitstable at Woodstock on August 24.
Mr Dunk said: “We probably underestimated all the little bits that needed doing but we’re killing ourselves to get it ready. We’ll be at Whitstable on Tuesday but if we have to play there for three or four weeks, we’ll go bust.
“I can’t see how we can keep doing it when it costs a fortune to hire the ground and we’re making nothing out of the bar takings. Home games are king at this level of football and we’ve lost two already.”
Sittingbourne face a tough game at big-spending Merstham on Saturday.
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