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Has Northwich Vics played last 'home' game?

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Northwich Victoria played Saturday’s scheduled league encounter against Marine at their Victoria Stadium home. The Vics lost the promotion battle and they now face an uncertain future after they were given late permission to play the game by the ground's new owners.

The club’s solicitors confirmed on Wednesday last  that an agreement had been reached with de-facto landlords Deloitte and the ground’s prospective new owners, Thor Specialities (UK) Ltd.

No accord has been reached on what will happen after that.

“Talks are proceeding amicably with the receivers and Thor over terms that will allow the team to play football at the Victoria Stadium until the end of the season,” said Vics’ lawyer Paul Dodds.

“However no deal has been done.”

A source at Thor has told the local newspaper that Vics can host Evo-Stik NPL Premier Division play-offs rivals Marine this weekend.

It was reported elsewhere last night, Tuesday, that Vics owner Jim Rushe had negotiated a reprieve for the club following their eviction from the place they have called home since 2005.

However Thor managing director David Hewitt, who attended a summit with representatives from Deloitte and the club in Manchester in Monday, this morning revealed only the opposite.

Meanwhile Rushe has not given up hope that Vics can complete the campaign at the Victoria Stadium.

“Further announcements regarding the progress of talks will be made in due course,” added Dodds.

With an interim football management team in place following the departure of Andy Preece and his back room staff the last thing the club needed was a defeat. The attendance of just over 500 could be considered disappointing given all that has happened.



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