near York have become a laughing stock after putting up a fence straight
through the middle of a football goal.
metal fence in Heworth was erected as part of a £37,000 initiative
by the local parish council to improve the play areas.
But when the
workers turned up to erect the £6,000 fence they managed to ruin the pitch
completely by running the fence straight through one of the goalmouths.
the funniest thing I've seen in a long time," said local man Steve Barber,
whose team use the pitch.
sense would have gone a long way. It's one way to defend the goals, I
chiefs have already owned up to the blunder, with the goalposts set to be moved and
the pitch repositioned.
recognise that failure to relocate the goalposts is a real own goal," said
Dave Meigh, City of York Council's head of parks and open spaces.
have asked the contractors to resolve the issue as a matter of urgency. We can
only apologise for the error."
Photo: Ross Parry