Following the late postponement of their National League South fixture with Concord Rangers, Billericay Town have given an update on the pitch at New Lodge.

Reiterating that every effort is being made to avoid postponements, the Blues have also acknowledged that the surface is ‘in a poor condition’. As part of a club statement, Billericay say:

“We have already indicated our intention is to pursue an artificial surface for both the current playing surface and a brand new facility behind the far stand. This will bring an end to this type of situation and we are hoping to make that a reality in time for next season; certainly for the main pitch.

“Whilst all football purists would prefer to see us play on a grass surface, the economic realities are clear. It will also allow us to make New Lodge a true base for the whole club, bring training in house and make it more flexible in terms of hours.

“Additionally, we will have more of our teams playing their home games at our base for supporters to enjoy. Once we‘ve achieved this then we will continue to find even more ways of placing the club ever more firmly at the heart of the community.

“So that’s the plan, but in the meantime, we have half a season to go and we can’t do anything major to the pitch as that would truly wipe it out for the season. There are still games to be played and won.”

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