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Challenging Time for Finances

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Russell Hands believes Histon’s finances are strong enough to survive the challenging weather conditions that have so….

……far denied the club three home fixtures in the Blue Square Bet North as well as the FA Youth Cup tie against Liverpool.

The board were due to meet last night to discuss the matter but chairman Hands is confident the lack of match day income will not have an adverse affect on the club’s cash flow.

“It causes everyone a bit of a headache, not just us,” said Hands.

“We were due to have a board meeting on Friday but we brought it forward as it suits people better and we can talk about how we resolve this.

“It’s not causing us to panic at this moment in time but we have to be careful with the way we do things.”

A waterlogged pitch led to the postponement of Histon’s home match against Altrincham on December 29th and the recent freeze has resulted in their fixtures against Gainsborough Trinity and Brackley Town being rearranged.

The FA Youth Cup fourth round tie against Liverpool was due to take place last night but has also been rescheduled and will now be played on February 13th.

“It is frustrating,” added Hands, who said the club’s outstanding debt stands at around £20,000. “The FA Youth Cup game would probably have been our best gate for a while. But looking at where we are at the moment, we’re a lot happier as a board and as a club.

“The finances could be a lot better but we’ve made every payment we need to make and haven’t missed anything. Once we get to the end of the season, life will be much easier.

“At the end of the season we’ll have just one creditor and that will not be a burden to us.”

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