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Non league match postponed due to travellers taking over the ground

A non league game was postponed at the weekend due travellers taking over the ground.

Cheltenham Saracens, the host side, and Thornbury Town of the Hellenic League Division One West were set to play each other, however when fans turned up, they found out it had been called off.

The club’s pitch car park was full of caravans and the cars didn’t have a place to go as you can see in the photo below.

Saracens boss Ryan Betteridge tweeted: “Well that’s a first for me in all my years in football….game called off….travellers taking the ground over!!!”

Opposition Thornbury Town took to Twitter with just over at hour until the 3pm kick off to state that the game was postponed due to safety issues…

It has also been reported that the Cheltenham Town Ladies match had to be played at a training ground instead of at Cheltenham Saracens because of the travellers.

Cheltenham Saracens currently sit second in the league, winning all six of their games, scoring 21 and only conceding two.

Thornbury Town are in fourth, played the same amount of games, picked up a total of 15 points, scored 26 and conceded 8.

It was just four weeks ago that Nuneaton Griff were forced to play game away from home due to illegal travellers parking up at their ground.

A petition was set up by the community to remove them and it went on to receive over 1,000 signatures.

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