Football club scores a new pitch in the village

Players of Fishlake Falcons Junior Football Team cheer at the opening of the new football field. Picture: Andrew Roe
Players of Fishlake Falcons Junior Football Team cheer at the opening of the new football field. Picture: Andrew Roe

A FOOTBALL club which suffered a break-in is finally celebrating after unveiling a new pitch and facilities.

Fishlake Falcons FC was left counting the cost after a container storing club property was targeted, resulting in the theft of a generator, 20 litres of petrol and a bag of balls used by the under-eights team.

However, just a few weeks on, the Doncaster junior club which has scores of members spanning four junior sides, played on its new home turf off Sour Lane in the village.

The club, which boasts teams from the under eights to under 13s, also managed to raise some funds from the official opening day.

There are now plans to develop young budding Beckhams from the ages of four to six.

Ian Washbourn, club spokesman, said: “It was tough after the break-in, people at the club were gutted.

“But we’re so happy now. We’ve got a great pitch that all of our teams can use and a clubhouse, it is our little home.

“We have to thank everyone who has helped and volunteered their time for us because without them there wouldn’t be a club left.”