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Hartley Lose… But Are Celebrating Their Biggest Victory Yet!

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They may not have clinched the title when they thought they would on Saturday but it was a very good weekend for Hartley Wintney.

They were made to wait to win the championship after The Row were frustrated 1-0 at home to Horley.

But a bigger victory had already arrived earlier that day!

The club confirmed that they had passed their ground grading assessment and finally the club can accept promotion.

There was heartache this time last year as they stormed to the Combined Counties League but couldn’t go up with the ground not fit.

But having carried out all the work they needed they have this time been given the all clear to take promotion.

Hartley are lively to play in the Southern League Central – but that will not be confirmed up the summer as the runaway leaders await the news.

Supporting the application, Anthony Millerick said the 120-year-old club is “far more than a mere footballing facility”.

“It is a historical hub of sporting, social and recreational activity that has served the local community for decades,” he said.

“With mothers meetings on Sunday mornings, darts on a Monday, bingo on Thursday nights, the quiz on a Friday, fitness clubs and the multitude of weekend events this is a location that serves many.

“The plans carefully put forward by the committee only enhance the club and its facilities which in turn will benefit the local populous further, not just those kicking a ball around at the weekend.”


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