Police have confirmed they are treating Sunday night’s fire at Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Radcliffe Borough’s Stainton Park as arson.

The EVO-STIK NPL First Division North club’s main stand was badly damaged in the blaze which took three crews from the Greater Manchester Fire Service more than an hour to bring under control.
Nearly 300 fans saw the club reach the semi-finals of the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy at the ground on Tuesday night after answering the club’s call to turn out in numbers to help boost their finances in the wake of the devastating blaze which destroyed the press box and left half the stand a smouldering wreck, pictured.

Before kicking off in a penalty shoot-out victory over West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC, Radcliffe Borough chairman Paul Hilton said they club had been “overwhelmed” by messages of support, offers of help and even financial donations from throughout the game and the EVO-STIK NPL since the arsonists struck soon.

Source: www.evostikleague.co.uk

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