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Season in doubt?

Jonathan McGourty1 Apr - 08:55
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Chairmen spitting feathers as wildlife move in

The season finish at the Bannister Prentice Stadium could be in doubt after the latest downpour. ?

Craig Bannister and Andy Hey were spitting feathers when they arrived at the ground this morning to find the pitch resembled a nature reserve.

They've since been in touch with the RSPB and spokesperson Bill Spoon explained why the ground had suddenly become a retreat for nesting birds.

"Geese, coots and even the rarer black-necked grebe have stumbled upon the Garforth pitch by accident. We think from above they've mistaken it for St. Aidans (a former open cast mine that was flooded, becoming a haven for wildlife)."

If the rare birds don't move on before Tuesdays game against Handsworth, one possibility is to play the game at another location.

Mr. Spoon added that if there are more arrivals in the coming days, the Norman Hebron stand would make an excellent makeshift "hide" and the snackbar could provide refreshments for the influx of twitchers that could descend on the club.

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