Footy membership windsurf on soaked pitch to indicate doubters it is positively waterlogged

While Non-League followers up and down the nation had been subjected to last-minute fixture postponements on Saturday, Banbury United had no probability of taking part in their recreation and proved why.

Banbury’s National League North conflict towards Rushall Olympic was referred to as off on Friday after the pitch on the Spencer Stadium was left underwater because of intense flooding. There was no probability that Banbury may’ve hoped on an inconceivable quantity of water to be moved earlier than kick-off and saved each units of followers the journey, although not everybody was completely happy.

The membership replied to feedback asking for proof that the pitch was certainly unplayable and got here again with the proper response. An image appeared on Twitter with two membership volunteers standing in an enormous puddle in the course of the pitch sporting wellies – and hilariously posing with a windsurfing board.

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Banbury posted the image together with the message: “Take it away volunteer Pete”, with there actually sufficient water on the pitch to have the ability to host numerous water sports activities actions. Fans lapped up the put up, as one quipped within the feedback part: “Get a fork in it”.

The membership and surrounding space additionally suffered one other blow because the ‘Big Bid Flood Relief Auction’ scheduled to happen after full-time of Saturday’s recreation on the floor additionally needed to be cancelled. The occasion meant to assist recoup a few of the misplaced earnings from these affected by native flooding, additionally fell sufferer to the circumstances.

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Banbury United staff went windsurfing on the waterlogged pitch
Banbury United workers went windsurfing on the waterlogged pitch

Elsewhere within the National League North, Blyth Spartans recreation towards Buxton was postponed, whereas two video games within the National League South had been referred to as off, with Truro City’s house recreation towards Eastbourne Borough and Weston Super-Mare’s conflict towards Farnborough additionally off within the sixth tier.

A brand new date for Rushall Olympics’ journey to Banbury is but to be made. Banbury sat in seventeenth place within the desk earlier than Saturday’s matches – three factors and a recreation in hand forward of Rushall in nineteenth place.