Disappointment as successful Gainsborough football club folds

Gainsborough Town have won the Supplementary Cup (Pic by Nigel West www.photoboxgallery.com/nigelwestphotography)

Gainsborough Town have won the Supplementary Cup (Pic by Nigel West www.photoboxgallery.com/nigelwestphotography)

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Gainsborough Town’s former secretary has expressed his regret at the club’s demise – brought about by financial problems.

John Anderson, who was an official for the Lincolnshire League side who ended last season on a high with a Supplementary Cup final victory.

But instead of gearing up for another crack at the league title, and a cup defence, the club simply folded in the summer.

Anderson told the Standard: “It came down to finances, we had a look at it and we found we weren’t able to get in sponsors for the coming season, so as a committee we knew the decision that we had to make.”

“It was really disappointing but we had to be sensible about it.”

“It’s a high level of football, there are cost implications, so with heavy hearts we made the decision.”

Town players have moved on to the likes of Louth Town and the Blues Club.

Anderson added: “It’s a great shame, the team was good enough.”