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Damage reported at Lordswood Football Club's Martyn Grove ground

Lordswood Football Club’s Martyn Grove ground has been targeted by vandals.

The club, whose senior men’s team play in the Southern Counties East Premier Division, shared images of the damage on social media.

Damage done at Lordswood Football Club Picture: @LordswoodFC
Damage done at Lordswood Football Club Picture: @LordswoodFC

A message from their committee spoke out about the vandalism at a time when sports clubs are up against it financially.

Their statement said: “It is sad that we have to report that mindless vandalism has taken place at our ground. Damage has been caused to a goal and areas of our pitchside boards.

“In the current climate where there is no football and no income for us, it is an unwelcome intrusion which will cost money to put right.”

Their tweet said: “We try and provide a nice facility for our local community, it is so very disappointing that a mindless few do their best to ruin it for everyone else.”

Images show damage done to the perimeter fence and a broken goal. The popular venue is also home to Lordswood Cricket Club and Lordswood Rugby Club as well as the pentanque club.

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