BASINGSTOKE Town manager Terry Brown wants the town to back his young guns, who produced their best win of the season beating league leaders Kettering 3-2 in a thriller.

Talking after the game Brown said: “I am delighted with win, but it is a real disappointing for me is that the budget is so tight here, we cannot afford to keep these players, even if we barely pay them anything.

“We are losing money at the moment and I will have to let some players go, which is a great shame, as we have some of the best young players ever to have played for this club I can’t see why a town of this size cannot back their football team. It is gutting for me as we have proved with this win we can match the best in this league.”

Community Club Chairman Steve Letch said: “The club faces a significant and pressing fund raising challenge to maintain and build the team. The Community Club, formed by the fans, is totally independent of Mr Razzak. All money raised goes to the players’ budget. If we fall short, several players may need to go.”

The club need more businesses and interested people to step forward.

Letch added: “Our website sets out ways to help with fund raising. For businesses, large or small, this is a great time to be linked with not just the first team but all our community activities. We are launching a Corporate Membership of the Community Club for just £100 with lots of business benefits. So be part of this venture and a club managed by the community for the community.”

l For more details and without obligation, individuals and businesses should email or ring 07966921584.

This Saturday, Town are away at Chesham and then on Tuesday they are at home to Stratford.