FOOTBALL: Horncastle Town bid to line up a ‘five star’ friendly

Horncastle Town are hoping to arrange a ‘high profile’’ pre-season friendly to mark the opening of their new £400,000 clubhouse.

Work on the state-of-the-art facility will hopefully start later this month and will be ready in time for the 2014-15 campaign, which kicks off in August.

An artist's impression of Horncastle Town's new clubhouse development

An artist's impression of Horncastle Town's new clubhouse development

Town have already arranged a ‘farewell party’ for the old clubhouse which will be demolished to make way for the exciting new development.

Club spokesman Jamie Lamming revealed Town were trying to attract a Football League club to The Wong to mark the opening.

He said: “The new clubhouse is a major part of our plans for the future so it would be great if we could arrange something against a really good side.

”We’ve made a couple of calls and hopefully something might happen.”

The new clubhouse will give Town’s off-the-field facilities a long awaited boost.

The club is confident it will also help attract players at all levels.

The demolition of the existing clubhouse means Town will utilise the Oak Meadow changing rooms between now and the end of the season.

Lamming added: “It’s not ideal but I’m sure when everyone sees the new clubhouse, they will think it is worthwhile.”

Town’s first team and reserves saw their fixtures postponed last Saturday.

The first team game against Lincoln United was called off because their opponents had several players involved in the Lincolnshire U18s squad.

Town are due to visit CGB Humbertherm this Saturday (2pm) as they continue their bid to pull clear of the bottom four of the Sills and Betteridge Premier Division.

Skipper Chris Johnson, Scott Lowman, Steve Lovett and Nathan Rawdon could all figure after recent fitness worries.

There is also a chance Matty Low could be available after his surprise return from Australia.

The reserves visit Ruston Sports (2pm) on Saturday.