Welwyn Garden City to accept punishment for postponement of their game with Peterborough Sports

PUBLISHED: 19:27 11 January 2019 | UPDATED: 19:27 11 January 2019

WGC will accept any punishment for the postponement of their Southern League game with Peterborough Sports at Herns Lane. Picture: KARYN HADDON

WGC will accept any punishment for the postponement of their Southern League game with Peterborough Sports at Herns Lane. Picture: KARYN HADDON

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Welwyn Garden City say they will accept any punishment dished out to them after their home game with Peterborough Sports was postponed.

The Herns Lane-based football club were due to play the Southern League Division One Central leaders on Saturday (tomorrow) but the resignation of manager Adam Fisher and “a mass walk-out” by the playing squad meant that wasn’t possible.

A statement on the club’s website said: “Welwyn Garden City FC deeply regret that they are unable to fulfil their home fixture with Peterborough Sports on Saturday, January 12, due to a lack of playing strength.

“The club sought manager Adam Fisher’s resignation in a midweek meeting over budget issues and following his dismissal, the club’s first-team squad staged a mass walkout leaving only a handful of youth players signed and available to fulfil the fixture.

“WGC FC very much regret this incidence and have taken immediate steps to rectify the situation.

“We acknowledge this incident is a contravention of league rules and naturally will fully accept whatever sanction the league metes out.”

No word has yet been given on Tuesday’s Southern League fixture against Sutton Coldfield Town.

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