Melton Mowbray FC’s new home on schedule

Melton Mowbray FC's new home at Melton Sports Village takes shape EMN-151028-151009002
Melton Mowbray FC's new home at Melton Sports Village takes shape EMN-151028-151009002

Melton Mowbray FC long-awaited return to the town is expected to take place next month.

Our photographer Tim Williams took this picture of Melton’s new home pitch taking shape within the grounds of the town’s ambitious new sports village.

Melton Council has helped create a temporary home for the ambitious club which would be good enough to pass ground regulations for the East Midlands Counties League.

They could eventually become joint tenants – with Melton RFC – of a proposed stadium at the Burton Road site.

Mowbray have been denied promotion to the step six league for the last two seasons because of failed ground inspections, and currently lie fourth in the Senior League.

They have been playing at Asfordby Acres for the last two-and-a-quarter seasons since leaving the All England Sports Ground.