Basingstoke residents are being urged to get behind the town's football club as they take on Mangotsfield this afternoon.

News of Basingstoke Town Football Club's plight has gone viral after a thread by Gazette editor was shared thousands of times on Twitter and by the likes of Gary Lineker and The Time's Henry Winter. 

Football supporters across the country have got in touch to share their sympathy after learning the town's club is homeless after being evicted from the Camrose in August. 

And now residents are being asked to support the club - either by watching them play this afternoon in Winchester or signing a petition to help them return back to their home at the Camrose.

Basingstoke are playing Mangotsfield United at 3pm at Winchester City Football Ground today. 

Tickets are available on the door.

And a petition to get the club back to the Camrose has been signed over 1,000 times. 

To sign it, click here