The Ryman Football League
Published 10th February 2012
....One South home games this season.
Athletic have resigned from the Ryman League after financial difficulties saw the club unable to play a first team fixture after December 3rd, 2011. But Moatsiders chairman Ted Hickman felt the situation was unfair on Rams fans, and has offered them the chance to continue to watch Ryman South football.
"In my wisdom in the middle of the night it occurred to me that it wasn't the Croydon Athletic fans' fault that all this had happen to their club," the Merstham chairman explained. "Season-tickets cost a lot of money and it is not fair that those that have bought them shouldn't get to use them. So I thought it would be a nice gesture if they could get into our games.
"I put the idea to the board and they thought it was a good idea too. And you never know, they might come down to Merstham, enjoy our club and our style of football and decide to keep watching us. Certainly they would have enjoyed it if they had seen our win over Folkestone Invicta!"