The Bank Holiday fixture attracted our highest crowd since we played Whitby in 2018 and whilst Monday's game didn’t end in the result we would have wanted, the size of the crowd showed that our town is ready to get behind its team again this season. Another positive factor was the much increased attendance of young people and children at the match with over 300 coming through the gates. These youngsters are the future of our club and we must all do our bit to bring them along and make sure they enjoy their visits to the Flamingo Land Stadium. I’m sure many of you like me will remember your first Boro matches as a youngster and how it sealed your affiliation for a lifetime.
How much of a part will the fans and sponsors play this season?
Following a summer where we’ve rightly been focused on fundraising to put the pandemic behind us, I’m pleased to say that local businesses are again coming forward to support us with sponsorship. This includes many that are sponsoring us for the first time, so please allow me to ask you again to “support those who support us” and shop with them or use their services.
We’ve also been bolstered by our “Boost the Boro” campaign which has raised over £11,000. This has been instrumental in helping Jono retain and recruit the players he wants and there is still money available for him to further strengthen his squad.
Saturday is the perfect chance to back the Boro as well, isn't it?
Next up we have the FA Cup on Saturday with our home tie against Witton Albion (3pm KO). This is another opportunity to bring the youngsters along because, let’s face it, everyone loves these cup matches which bring that little bit of extra excitement.
They can also bring a bit of extra cash as well. We don’t budget for a cup run, but for a club like ours it could dramatically change our fortunes, just look at Marine FC last season who ended up playing Tottenham Hotspur in a live TV match. We may not get that far, but at 3pm on Saturday the Flamingo Land Stadium will hopefully be full of people that share that dream.
So please come down on Saturday and be part of our FA Cup journey and we’ll see where it takes us.