Prescot Cables reject ground-sharing move with City of Liverpool
Prescot Cables have rejected a ground-sharing move with Northern Premier League rivals City of Liverpool
Both clubs have been in discussions for several months over the prospect of City of Liverpool sharing facilities at Hope Street and further talks had been agreed.
But when Cables were advised that it would not be possible to guarantee that the reserves would be able to accommodate their fixtures around the first team and City of Liverpool, the potential deal was scrapped.
The reserves were also informed that they could not play fixtures on a Sunday and there was no guarantee that all of their games could be played on a Friday night.
A Cables' spokesperson said: ''We had a choice of either evicting the reserves or sharing our ground with another club next season, but having seen the significant development of our West Cheshire League outfit over the past 18 months and with a number of players getting opportunities in the first team, we agreed to prioritise the second string and allow them to continue to play at Hope Street rather than force them to go elsewhere.''
At the same time, Cables will also be able to accommodate the youth team, as usual, for FA Youth Cup games and any potential academy team created would likely play midweek and as such would not impact on either the first team, or reserves.
In the meantime, City of Liverpool have now arranged a new ground- sharing agreement to play at Vauxhall Sports and Social
The Prescot spokesperson added: ''We wish them a successful time there and we also look forward to welcoming them to Hope Street in our home league fixture next season.
''We hope in the near future they are able to secure their own ground to give them the security and base for a long and successful future.''