Whitton United 3 Ipswich Town U-18’s 4

The new McDonald's Stand at Whitton United

Whitton United had a storming end to their 2010-11 Ridgeons League campaign finishing as runners-up to Gorleston and five points ahead of third placed Diss Town. Unfortunately their King George V Playing Fields ground failed to meet the minimum requirements for the Ridgeons Premier Division at the time of the League’s AGM (in fact it didn’t meet those for Division One either) and so their application for promotion was denied.

There’s a certain irony here in the fact that work to upgrade the ground (including the construction of a 113-seater stand) was started in March, just as their impressive end of season run was underway, but could not be completed in time. Anyway the new McDonald’s Stand is now completed and was officially opened today by Russell Osman – a UEFA Cup winner with ITFC in ‘81 and now U-18’s coach with the ITFC Academy – and Mark Richards, owner of a number of McDonalds franchises.

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