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Work begins on Woodlands new outfield

Work begins on Woodlands new outfield

16 Sep 2020

League photographer Ray Spencer flew his drone over Woodlands’ Albert Terrace ground to provide an aerial view of the work to create a new outfield.

After a four-week delay due to wet weather, the bulldozer moved in to shift the 2,000 tons of top-soil across the ground.

The work is being carried out by Chappelow Sports Turf Ltd who relayed the club’s quare four years ago.

The soil will be levelled and hollows field in before the seeding can take place. It is hope it will be completed before the forecast rain at the start of next week.

Woodlands secretary Brian Pearson said: “We are delighted to get the work under way after the delay caused by the wet weather.

“This is a major project for us and was necessary due to the way our outfield deteriorated after the heatwave in 2018.

“There were areas at the Salthorn End which were scorched and never recovered. The area then became infested with moss and getting rid of that left us with muddy areas.

“We knew the only solution was to rip up the outfield and have it relayed. We hope that we will have good grass growing conditions during the autumn and look forward to having a good playing surface for the future years.”