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Woodstock Sports racing to avoid expulsion from Kent Hurlimann League by upgrading WEM Stadium

Woodstock Sports face a race against time to complete work on their new stand at the WEM Stadium by Sunday or face being thrown out of the Kent Hurlimann League.

Woodstock Sports' new stand
Woodstock Sports' new stand

Sports suffered a fresh setback when the lorry due to deliver the second part of their new 150-seat stand was turned back by police.

They were due to continue work on Friday until the latest delay. With the second part of the stand finally arriving at the ground on Monday, chairman Maurice Dunk remains confident Sports will hit the deadline.

He said: "We had half the stand in place and the other half was due to be delivered on Friday. But the lorry picking it up from Sheerness got stuck in traffic in the snow on the M1.

"It was being given a police escort as it was carrying a wide load and they took it off the road. It’s one thing after another.

"First there was a delay in the FA grant process, then the weather stopped us starting work and now the lorry gets turned back. Of all the improvements we’ve made at the ground, I thought this would be the most straightforward but it’s dragged on for a year now.

"I’ll be glad when it’s all done."

Sports’ home match against Corinthian last Saturday was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

They travel to Fisher on Saturday and Beckenham on Easter Monday (noon).

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