Following heavy rain over the last week and the huge number of postponements across the EBAC Northern League, Marske United FC are still having issues with the pitch condition and drainage at their ground.
To protect the integrity of the BUILDBASE FA Vase and the EBAC Northern League competitions, and with the full realisation of their current fixture position, they have taken the decision to get the first leg of the BUILDBASE FA Vase semi-final versus Stockton Town, on Saturday, 17th March, played on a neutral ground. Having tried grounds in the National League, Northern League and the NRCFA ground this has proved unsuccessful due to a combination of ground conditions, pitch unavailability and prior bookings at stadiums in the locality.
Therefore, with the approval of the FA Competitions Manager, the FA Competitions Chairman and the goodwill of Stockton Town, both legs of the semi-final will be played on the 3G pitch at Stockton Town with the intended end result of getting the games played on their scheduled dates so as not to disrupt further the BUILDBASE FA Vase competition or the EBAC Northern League fixture list.
Always mindful of the fantastic supporters and with the co-operation of travel partners, Skelton Coaches, Marske United will be providing FREE of charge coaches from Marske to Stockton Town and return, on Saturday.
Coaches will leave the CLUB CAR PARK at the following times: 12.30 pm (two coaches), 1.00 pm (one coach), 1.30 pm (two coaches), 2.00 pm (two coaches).
Names do not need to be put down for these coaches, they are first come, first served and are FREE.
Coaches are kindly funded by Car Care of Marske and Bede Financial Services.
Coach travel is highly recommended as there will be a very limited amount of car parking at the ground. Parking in Sainsbury’s car park and street parking adjacent to the ground is strictly prohibited.
Anyone who has already purchased a ticket for the game but due to the change of venue are now unable to attend will get a full refund on production of a valid ticket. The clubhouse will be open on Saturday between 6pm and 8pm and Sunday between 11am and 1pm for anyone wanting to get a refund on their ticket for Saturday’s game. Please bring your fully intact ticket.
For further information, visit Marske’s website.