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9th tier club forced to call off next match with fans, players and staff STRANDED on Isle of Man

9th tier club Kendal Town have been forced to call off their next match with fans, players and staff STRANDED on the Isle of Man.

Storm Isha arrived over the weekend, causing a huge number of postponements, but also travel disruption with flights cancelled.

Kendal Town travelled to the island for the team’s North West Counties Football League Premier Division fixture against FC Isle of Man on Saturday, which played out to a 1-1 draw.

But as mentioned by club supporter Philip Walker to BBC Radio Cumbria, “about 200-250” of them were stuck there, with some potentially not being able to get back until midweek due to travel disruption, though others have been able to get themselves booked onto earlier flights and sailings.

“We’re in the pub. What else do you do?” he said.

“We’re stuck on an island, so we’ve all come to the pub to have a few beers.”

Appearing on BBC Breakfast, the club’s chairman says that they’ve been told by easyJet they may be here until Wednesday or Thursday – though they’ve booked onto earlier flights and sailings.

easyJet have managed to book some families into hotels.

“There’s an upbeat feel,” he says, but there’s also “a lot of anger”.

Supporter Philip Walker adds: “It’s been disappointing but that’s just how it is.”

Planes attempted to land from Aberdeen and Liverpool, but were unsuccessful, and while he’s holding out hope for a flight, he’s also booked himself on the ferry “in case”.

The club uploaded a post social media on Sunday, saying the team were ‘making the most of it’ by going to watch the Liverpool vs Bournemouth game at Jaks Bar and Smokehouse.

Kendal Town’s match with Prestwick Heys for Tuesday has since been called off.

Prestwich Heys tweeted in response: “As you may have seen on the news @kendaltownfc players, officials & fans are stuck on the Isle of Man due to the weather. As a result our game tomorrow night is OFF. We wish everyone at Kendal well, a safe journey home and look forward to seeing them again later in the season.”

Twitter users gave their reaction after seeing the 9th tier club Kendal Town forced to call off next match with fans, players and staff STRANDED on the Isle of Man…

@Lancsiron: Poor old @kendaltownfc stuck on the Isle of Man… Will their bosses believe them…

@geffootyiom: Anyone in JAKS this afternoon, say hello to the Kendal fans, was chatting to some on Friday, great bunch.

@TraffordYOT: Stuff of dreams that

@invermilarne: Now thatโ€™s a proper away day

@_Lauren97: The exact reason Iโ€™ve booked the Monday off work ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿซฃ

@IomMediaTVRadio: Hope team and fans find some where stay over night and we hope all get back home on flight out tomorrow. Sadly this life of being a Islands when the storm comes in there no where to get off island

@TheBlackReds: Thatโ€™s the dream right there ๐Ÿบ

@craigh1307: Better than going to work on Monday morning ๐Ÿคฃ have a great night all and safe travels when they come

@FarThrumShay: Concede a stoppage time equaliser – then this. Talk of the Mintcakes having to wait until Thursday to get off the Isle of Man. @nwcfl #NonLeague

@lambo1878: We are also still here. Not sure @easyJet can be held responsible for the weather??

@daleskitt: No oneโ€™s going back to work on Monday morning thenโ€ฆ and only one thing to do in this terrible weatherโ€ฆ stay indoors ๐Ÿบ

@djshaker1978: Couldnโ€™t be stuck in a better place have a great night!!!

@SamHeath2019: Bit like us Bury lot last year, enjoy everyone ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

@bafc_lancaster: A Euro away that gets extended. Lovely stuff. Enjoy, Mintcakes ๐Ÿ‘

@duncan_foulkes: Have a great night folks

@38wcr: Hope they’re training in the morning ๐Ÿ˜‰

@skanny316: On the piss then lads , wives and GF fuming ๐Ÿ˜‚

@LiveseyIan1: We *almost* had that last season, but managed to get out during the storm.

@LeoJones111: Whatevers happening at the minute @kendaltownfc are having one hell of a piss up ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Sue Bowen: Sounds like same plan we had when all Bury fans were grounded last season!!!! Altho we went for music!!! Enjoy your bonus evening!!!

Matthew Poole: Sounds well planned ๐Ÿ˜

Robert Campbell-Roscoe: Bless you allโ€ฆ enjoy the extra night – and for those with little ones at home it might actually be quieter than normal ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜„

Mark Smith: Stay safe, and enjoy your extra time there

Howard Klarfeld: Well done to the mint cakes. Always an enjoyable visit to kendal. I hope you all get back safely ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘.

Danny Shaw: My dad is there, doesnt reckon he will get back till Wednesday via the ferry. He seems quite happy with that though for a unplanned extended stay ๐Ÿ˜

Eileen Campbell: itโ€™s no joke, nothing or anyone to speak to from easy jet, no customer service, some people have no app and no flights or ferries Available. Good job with have team spirit, loyal and understanding family and bosses. Kids are missing school we have numerous vulnerable and disabled people with us. Costing all of extra money when the county is in financial crisis. Out bus company have been amazing. People have run out of vital medication

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