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Frustrated Newark FC supporters won’t rest as club loses Lowfields site




A Newark FC fan says he is disgusted with the treatment of the club as its return to town remains unclear.

“l find the whole saga absolutely disgusting, especially the lack of any support from our council,” said supporter David Coyne, who said the Newark MP Robert Jenrick had also been contacted.

“How can we live with ploughing up over 120 years of football history? Playing at Basford on the woven carpet is no substitute for playing at Lowfields.”

Newark FC vs Fernwood - the final fixture at Lowfields. Credit: Dave Pickerill (46602198)
Newark FC vs Fernwood - the final fixture at Lowfields. Credit: Dave Pickerill (46602198)

Mr Lloyd, leader of the district council, previously told the Advertiser the preferred option was for Newark FC to remain at Lowfields.

“However, the site is privately owned and neither the football club or the council are able to insist on terms that are acceptable to the club,” said Mr Lloyd.

“It’s extremely frustrating that club are being priced out of their ground — the council is unhappy about that but can’t stop it from happening.”

Steve Crane, a supporter who led a campaign to save Lowfields, has since identified the former Lilley and Stone school site, off London Road, as the perfect home venue of the future, and he believes it is achievable if people are willing to meet him at halfway.

The proposals would go before the Lillian and Stone trustees.



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