“Home” matches this season
As supporters will be aware Guildford City FC has been unable to play home matches this season at the Spectrum. This has been due to works to replace the athletics track that surrounds the football pitch. Originally this work was due to be completed by mid-September. However when the old track was removed the contractors found the surface to be in a poor state which required a two month extension to the project. However we have been informed by our landlords Freedom Leisure Ltd that the work contractors have reported that they have run out of time to do the remaining work given the cold, wet and windy conditions that we will now experience. The very earliest that work can recommence is March 2019.
Together with Freedom Leisure Ltd we investigated whether football might be possible in the stadium, despite the mothballed building works around the perimeter of the pitch. We have been advised however that nobody can set foot on the work undertaken so far and no fence or cover can be placed on the track work. We have therefore reluctantly decided that a return to the Spectrum is impossible this season.
Godalming Town FC has very kindly agreed for us to extend our stay at Wey Court until the end of the season. There are however some dates where both Guildford City and Godalming Town are scheduled to play at home on the same day. The Combined Counties League has understandably said that in these instances another suitable ground must be found for these matches. We therefore thank Frimley Green FC and Westfield FC for coming to our rescue. A full list of the venues for the remainder of the season can be seen below.
We are hugely disappointed not to play at the Spectrum. The circumstances are though totally out of our control and I hope that our supporters and sponsors understand the position we are in. Playing matches away from the Spectrum puts an extra financial burden on the club, and to help alleviate this we do hope that supporters will get behind our exciting young side for the remainder of the season.
Matches to be played at Godalming Town
Saturday 22 December versus Abbey Rangers
Saturday 12 January versus Knaphill
Wednesday 16 January versus CB Hounslow Utd (League Cup)
Saturday 2 February versus Chertsey Town
Wednesday 13 February versus Cobham
Saturday 16 February versus Walton & Hersham
Saturday 16 March versus Horley Town
Saturday 30 March versus Balham
Saturday 13 April versus Raynes Park Vale
Matches to be played at Westfield
Saturday 26 January versus Hanworth Villa
Saturday 23 February versus AFC Hayes
Saturday 9 March versus CB Hounslow Utd
Saturday 23 March versus Banstead Athletic
Match to be played at Frimley Green
Saturday 5 January versus Colliers Wood United