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Snow chance of bumper crowd for Motormen as match is called off
VAUXHALL Motors' Chairman Alan Bartlam was hoping for a bumper crowd on Saturday against Corby Town with the "bring a friend" incentive, however the game was called off on Friday as the Rivacre Park pitch was covered in snow.
Bartlam said: "We have now lost four consecutive games to the weather in the last fortnight which is all very frustrating for everyone at the club.
"It means we now face a period of 12 matches in a six-week period as we play catch up and that is not ideal. Even our training plans have had to be rearranged as well as the games.
"It also causes cash-flow problems, as we have no money coming in yet there are still considerable outgoings.
"Hopefully the bad spell of winter weather is now behind us and we can continue accumulating points to steer us well clear of any relegation fears."
He continued: "We have not lost a game now for quite a while and if we can continue to keep the points tally ticking over, I’m sure we shall be well out of harm’s way.
"But we need the football people of the area to get behind us. We play in the second tier of non-league football which is of a very high standard but a lot of folk do not seem to realise what good football and facilities we have on offer on their doorsteps.
"I would encourage anyone with an interest in football to come along and see for themselves what is on offer.
"Our planned ‘bring a friend for free’ match with Corby will now be used for the hugely attractive game against high-riding Guiseley on February 16 - so make a note in your diary for this match now."
Next game for Motors is this Saturday, February 2, away to Worcester City. Kick-off is at 3pm.