Radford FC boss has admitted that local clubs ‘need help’ financially – after historically advancing to the FA Vase third round.
This came following the Pheasants’ 3-1 win over Bewdley Town saw them qualify for the third round for the first time in the club’s existence.
Manager, Glenn Russell said: “It’s absolutely massive, bearing in mind that we’ve made a loss today, believe it or not.
“The prize money helps, but surely for local football we’ve got to stick together and make the government realise that local football has got to play, but we need help.”
“We made a loss today, believe it or not.”
– GLenn russell, manager of Radford fc
Radford FC has now been drawn against Westfield FC after making the third round of the FA Vase for the first time in their history.
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However, while the performance was strong, there are concerns over their fixture schedule amid the pandemic.
Russell said: “When will we play though? That’s the problem.
“If we are still in tier three, we won’t play, we can’t play, we can’t afford to play.
“But fundamentally we’d have to play on the 19th in the next round, but if it is, we will keep training and hopefully these boys will get me through another round.
Radford FC will next play Westfield FC in the FA Vase third round on December 19.