Club are ‘nearly bankrupt’

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A Doncaster football club have sent out a last-ditch appeal for help because their future is under threat.

Bentley Colliery FC have just enjoyed back-to-back wins in the Windsor Foodservice Central Midlands Football League.

However, away from the field the club are blighted by constant vandalism which has led to costly repairs.

Members of Bentley Colliery are holding a meeting tonight to plan how to save the future of the village club financially which is “just about bankrupt,” says assistant manager Craig Eanor.

The club are also appealing for the community to support them by coming to their Black Dragon Division North match with Glapwell on Saturday.

“We can’t keep going if every time we get to the ground we find something else that has been vandalised and we have to pay for,” said Eanor.

“The other day vandals had dug up the pitch which set us back even more.

“It’s costing us a lot of money to put right and meaning Bentley Colliery could be no more if it carries on. We’re just about bankrupt.”

Eanor said he had been liaising with Doncaster Rovers representatives in a bid to promote this weekend’s game and get more people through the gates to boost finances.

“We’re wanting the community to get behind us and get involved in the club,” Eanor said.

“We don’t want this to be the end because we’re doing well otherwise and have a lot for the community to be proud of.”

Bentley v Glapwell, Saturday, 2pm, The Avenue in Bentley. Admission is £3.