Storm Ciara: Football club’s stand is blown down

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 - Credit: PA

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.

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"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.

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