Stratford District Council chief backs Stratford Town for promotion
THE chairman of Stratford District Council has backed Stratford Town for promotion from Southern Premier Central this season.
Cllr Edward Fitter stopped off at the Arden Garages Stadium on Saturday to take in the Bards' 1-0 defeat to National League outfit Yeovil Town.
In a close-run contest, Paul Davis' men pushed their higher-ranked opponents all the way, with Tom Knowles' 56th-minute strike separating the two sides.
Cllr Fitter said: "As a big football fan, it was great to meet with club chairman Jed McCrory, head coach Paul Davis and the players.
"The fixture against the professional side Yeovil Town was the most competitive friendly I have ever seen.
"There are some real talented players at Stratford Town and they evenly matched Yeovil.
"I think Stratford Town are looking good and I am backing them to get promoted this season."
McCrory added: "We are a community-based football club and I am proud to support our academy, which gives an education to pupils who struggle in the traditional setting.
"Giving young people the opportunity to learn and gain qualifications whilst playing football is really important to me.
"We are an ambitious club and Cllr Fitter is right to think we can be promoted."