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Bishop's Stortford FC vice-chairman Darren Woollard asks for supporters' help to raise £3,000 to cover club's bills during coronavirus crisis

Bishop’s Stortford vice-chairman Darren Woollard has appealed for fans to help the club as they look forward to next season.

The Blues have not played since a 1-0 home loss against Enfield Town on March 10 and saw their final three home games cancelled as the Isthmian League, Premier Division season was declared null and void.

But the club still face utility bills, £3,500 combined liability insurance and academy costs as well as needing to pay for upkeep of the pitch.

And Woollard is hoping the club’s fans will donate to a fund set up to pay some of the bills.

“It’s a very difficult time for the club,” he said. “We have no income but the bills are still coming in.

“We honoured the players’ contracts and continued to support the academy, but as we have no idea when football will restart we desperately need some help from our supporters. We hope they will donate to the fund.

“We have a fantastic and long-standing fan base that has seen the club through difficult times before and I hope they will again.”

Fans have already raised more than half of the initial £3,000 target. Donations can be made at www.bsfc.co.uk.

Meanwhile, the Blues have brought former development coach Mark Ashford back to the ProKit UK Stadium to be assistant manager.

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