Vines: Tattershall Road saga almost over
BOSTON Town are close to signing a new long-term lease for their Tattershall Road ground, according to chairman Mick Vines.
With the Poachers' lease on Tattershall Road due to expire, Town have been left in limbo and unable to secure grant funding to make ground improvements.
However, Vines has revealed landlords Sportsfund have offered the club a new 20-year lease.
The Town chief is delighted the long-running saga is reaching a conclusion, although he is unhappy about the level of rent being demanded.
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"If they want to be proper landlords and take £300 a month rent from us, then they should also agree to pay for the insurance, public liability and upkeep, which is something we've always paid for," Vines told the Poachers' official website.
"We'd be over the moon if Sportsfunds agreed to pay for the insurance and upkeep because we'd be able to afford to pay the rent.
"We just can't afford to pay both."
Vines claims the club is being supported over their stance on the rent by the FA.
On the pitch, the Poachers were again left without a game on Saturday as their home clash with St Ives Town was postponed.
Town are due to host Irchester United on Saturday.
Meanwhile, striker Ben Good has left the club.
"He has found it increasingly difficult to get to training and games because of work and family commitments," said joint-manager Ian Dunn.
Good scored three goals in 12 appearances for the Poachers.
Dunn has put in a seven-day approach for another striker and hopes to have a new signing on board soon.