The group have since moved off the site but now damage has been caused to the pitch including holes being dug in the turf, litter being dropped, and damage to the ground where it appears “doughnuts” have been done around the square.
A game was planned to be played on the pitch last night, but now the Hampshire League Division 4 West club is being forced to look at other options and depending on the level of damage, may have to play away instead of at home until repairs can be made. They are due to host near neighbours Burley this Saturday.
“The outfield looks okay but the problem is they’ve moved our railings around the square and they’ve parked on the square. That’s the most important bit of the pitch.
“It’s the bit that we have railings around to protect it from animals in the forest, so we don’t really want hoof prints on there and the last thing we need is a bunch of caravans, quad bikes, kids, holes being dug up.”
“There’s a lot of work for the groundsman to do. It may take a few weeks to repair, it may be that there’s a couple of pitches that are untouched that can be used.”