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Clitheroe Statement

Following the abandonment of last night’s match Clitheroe FC’s Chairman, Carl Garner has issued the following statement this afternoon:

"After much debate through our Executive Committee this morning we have made the following gesture of goodwill regarding last night’s abandonment.

"We will make a significant donation of £1,000 to the FC United Development Fund from last night’s gate receipts. We have also agreed with the FC United Executive Committee for reduced admission prices of £4 adults and £2 all concessions to the revised fixture as and when the UniBond League reschedule this. On top of this, for the revised fixture only, the first 500 people through the turnstiles will receive a free programme.

"I would like to commend everybody for the sensible and calm way the ground was evacuated last night and apologise once again for any inconvenience caused. FC United Executive have thanked us for our actions last night and our kind gesture today and our great relationship with them continues."

The statement shows the strength of the relationship between FC United and Clitheroe and demonstrates an understanding of the inconvenience caused to supporters.

FC United board member, Jules Spencer gave the following response: "FC United’s board would like to thank Clitheroe for the generosity of their gesture. It was clear from conversations after last night’s match that Clitheroe officials were deeply upset about the circumstances leading to the abandonment of the game and wanted to ensure that the right thing was done by the supporters."


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First Posted ~ 16:31 Wed 12 Sep 2007
News ID ~ 1171
Last Updated ~ 16:31 Wed 12 Sep 2007