Storm Ciara: Football club’s stand is blown down

PUBLISHED: 15:11 09 February 2020 | UPDATED: 10:34 10 February 2020

Damage to one of the stands at Wisbech Town Football Club       Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Damage to one of the stands at Wisbech Town Football Club Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Non-league club Wisbech Town have felt the full force of Storm Ciara after a stand at their Fenland Stadium collapsed.

The Northern Premier League Division One South East side hosted Carlton Town on Saturday and lost 1-0, but 24 hours later they were dealing with a much bigger problem.

Wisbech's north stand collapsed due to strong winds from Storm Ciara on Sunday and the total cost of repairs could be more than £20,000.

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Secretary Spencer Larham said: "Our north stand has been completely destroyed.

"It's been there 10 years - since the stadium was built - and has survived stronger winds than this but it was the direction which did the damage. The identical stand at the other end is completely undamaged.

"I've spoken to our chairman Paul Brenchley and he says we're looking at £20,000 minimum to remove and replace that stand."

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Fenland Stadium was built in 2010 and hosted its first match in August of that year.

Wisbech appointed Brett Whaley as manager this week.

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