Source: Hampshire Football LINK
Eastleigh have tonight announced they will handover the gate-receipts from their home fixture against cash-strapped Truro City in a weeks time, hoping it will help save the Cornwall club from league expulsion.
The Tigers are facing possible extinction following failure to the secure a bond with the Football Conference, which required them to find £50,000 by 5pm yesterday. City were lucky that a 10k settlement was enough to buy more time, after Cornwall Council agreed to stump up a fifth of the amount in a controversial deal, which has angered many in the South-West.
Andrew Wallis councillor for Porthleven and Helston South is one of them:
“Tax payers money should not be used, I am sorry Truro, but the money is needed elsewhere,” he complained on his website
Eastleigh however have once again shown what a great club they are, in a timely reminder that the Corinthian spirit is still alive in the lower leagues, on this Non-League weekend, the Southampton club announcing “
“It’s a mystery how it’s allowed to happen, it’s sad for clubs like us, who are sound and do things right, we are the ones that suffer”
Jim Parmenter owner of Gomez International walked out of Margate FC in 2004 to takeover Dover, which led to The Gate eventually entering administration, and nearly going bankrupt themselves.