MORDA United Football Club would consider the installation of a 3G pitch if it helped provide an all weather community facility for the area.

The Salop Leisure Shropshire Premier League side have endured a season of frustration having gone more than a month without a fixture due to the weather and fear another spell on the sidelines as the winter cold snap bites hard on the region.

Manager Mike O'Reilly is one of the local football club chiefs to call for a community 3G pitch with his sentiments echoed by St Martins manager Liam Braisdell.

Now Oswestry Town Council has heard their calls and agreed to a meeting to discuss their concerns.


An Oswestry Town Council statement read: “The town council would be happy to meet with the clubs to consider the matter. It is important that the town has good sporting facilities that encourages people to stay active."

Morda United manager O'Reilly welcomed the news and hoped a meeting could be arranged with the authority as soon as possible.

He said: "We’d definitely like to talk to the Oswestry Town Council. I think what we’d propose would be beneficial for local clubs and also the community.

"If we’re unable to find an area for a new 3G then I know at Morda we’d be happy to have it at our ground.

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"By having a meeting with the local council hopefully it’s a step forward in sorting a local community pitch out for clubs of Oswestry."

St Martins manager Liam Braisdell said Oswestry was not served well compared to Telford and Shrewsbury.

He also insisted the cost of renting facilities and lack of availability at JD Cymru Premier champions TNS made Park Hall beyond the realistic budget of Shropshire League clubs who preferred a community owned facility.

He said: "There are many facilities available to Telford and Shrewsbury but Morda, St Martins, Gobowen and Ellesmere have nowhere to go as it’s a very neglected area in terms of footballing facilities. 

"The costs and availability of TNS make it an unrealistic option."