Colne v Nelson gets the green light

Louise Atherton and Dave Priestley survey the damage after the latest break-in at Holt House, the home of Colne Football Club.

Louise Atherton and Dave Priestley survey the damage after the latest break-in at Holt House, the home of Colne Football Club.

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Colne FC have got the green light for tonight’s NWCL Premier Division derby to go ahead after vandals damaged the XLCR ground last night.

Fourth placed Colne face third place Nelson in the derby date but, after thieves broke into the ground using a hammer, smashing bottles on the pitch and vandalising the bar and tea bar, the game was under threat.

Over a dozen volunteers have helped to clean up the ground today.

“It was a real mess,” said committee member Dave Priestley. “We are devastated. They have used a hammer to get in through a window, there was glass everywhere - even on the pitch - and they have taken items, including the CCTV.

“Thankfully everyone has pulled together and the game will go ahead.”

Kick off is 7-45pm.

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