Bag a bargain with Basingstoke Town

Simon Dunn is a doubt for Basingstoke Town

Simon Dunn is a doubt for Basingstoke Town

First published in Sport by , Sports Reporter

LOOKING for a New Year’s bargain - then look no further than a trip to the Camrose on Saturday afternoon.

Basingstoke Town have reduced to admission to pay what you like from £1 to watch their game against Tonbridge Angels which has a 3pm kick-off.

The club are urging fans to come down and watch the side who are plotting to reach the play-offs this season.

They certainly turned on the style in their last home game on Boxing Day, when they could have beaten local rivals Farnborough Town by more than the 4-0 scoreline.

It is exciting times at the Camrose, so why not go along and watch the team in action and at just a £1, that is a bargain in anyone’s book for an afternoon’s entertainment.

Basingstoke Town boss Jason Bristow said: “We are playing some entertaining stuff at the moment and we hope everyone takes this opportunity to come and watch us.

“They will not be disappointed with what they will see and the pitch is in good condition which will make for a great game.” 

General manager and director Sarah Parsons said: “This is a gesture to the whole town and outlying districts. We are giving something back to the community by allowing people to come to the match for a price which they decide.

“We know that January can be tough on family budgets so come to the football match and spend the day with us and in the clubhouse afterwards.

“We really want to open our doors for people to come and see us, old fans and new fans, everybody is welcome.”

She added: “We have to set a £1 minimum entrance fee due to league rules.”

Town’s opponents on Saturday are lowly Tonbridge Angels who enjoyed an excellent 2-1 victory on Saturday at home to Eastbourne.

Talking about the visitors to the Camrose, Bristow said: “They are hard working physical side, but we want to continue to be pushing for a place in the play-offs this is aim for the second half of the season.”

Nathan Smart will hopefully be back from injury, while midfielder Simon Dunn is the only doubt for the game after he picked up a dead leg in the abandoned game at Gosport last Saturday.

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