Watering the Pitch Past & Present
The weather has changed now and it has started to rain more frequently helping to keep the moisture levels of the pitch up to the correct levels. However even now with all the rain the importance and the need to water is still a necessity.
During the past few months during the hot summer and drought conditions getting water onto the pitch was a real task in itself and different actions had to be undertaken to ensure the pitch was stable and playable in time for when the matches begun. The grass is improving all the time as it becomes stronger
See the pictures below. Not only were the sprinklers used but so were hosepipes in certain areas.
While looking for ways to water the pitch it was even considered using the system that was used when Ian first joined the club. See the photograph below. The sprinkler had to moved around the pitch manually and took hours to completely water the whole area. There was only one
Unfortunately, having found it we could not use it due to certain parts no longer working properly and having seized up
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