Sandbach United have now installed a 50 seater stand at the Sandbach Community Football Centre to meet the required FA ground grading criteria.

The stand has been installed behind the goal on the clubhouse side of the ground next to the turnstiles, and was in use for the first time on Saturday, for the Reusch First Division Cup semi-final against Holker Old Boys.

United Secretary John Clayton said: “We had the concrete base for the stand put down a few weeks ago, and the stand itself was delivered last week.  It only took an hour or so for the stand to be lifted into place and bolted down.

“We are obviously pleased that the work has now been completed and that we now meet the required ground grading standards to remain in the league”.

There were no shortage of willing volunteers to test out the new stand on Saturday, with many members of the club’s junior sections immediately taking residence and christening it in noisy fashion throughout the game, with the accompaniment of a drum to add to the atmosphere.


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