Crows bid to break attendance record

PUBLISHED: 11:53 07 April 2009 | UPDATED: 16:01 11 May 2010

Celebration time at Royston Town FC

Celebration time at Royston Town FC

ROYSTON Town football club want to celebrate promotion by smashing their all-time attendance record. The Crows will ply their trade in the Molten Spartan South Midlands League premier division next season after securing promotion with a 4-1 win at Hod

ROYSTON Town football club want to celebrate promotion by smashing their all-time attendance record.

The Crows will ply their trade in the Molten Spartan South Midlands League premier division next season after securing promotion with a 4-1 win at Hoddesdon Town on Saturday.

They are now calling on the people of Royston to create a party atmosphere at their final home game, against Buckingham Athletic on April 18, as they attempt to surpass their current record attendance of 876, set in 1993 when they hosted Aldershot.

Alan Barlow, president of the club, said: "Our message to the town is come to Garden Walk and salute the team that has put Royston on the map as far as football is concerned. As a club we are aiming for Conference level football over the next few seasons.

"Although it sounds a lot of people, we think it's achievable. We already have a hardcore of about 150 - 200 regular supporters and I've already had an enthusiastic support for the idea from a lot of people in the town," he said.

Royston have already broken a number of records on the pitch in what has been a hugely positive season for the club. These include a 13-0 triumph over Brache Sparta back in January.

Mr Barlow added: "This is the most successful season the club has had since the late 1970's and early 1980's, with our promotion and an appearance in the division one cup final.

"We want to make the Buckingham game a major event and ask the people of Royston to give us their support to break the record," he said.

Ticket prices for the game, which kicks off at 3pm at the stadium in Garden Walk, have been slashed to £2 for adults, with concessions and children (accompanied by an adult) admitted free of charge.

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