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Six-foot fence erected through goalmouth

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Dozy workers
near York have become a laughing stock after putting up a fence straight
through the middle of a football goal.

The six-foot
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.

"It's
the funniest thing I've seen in a long time," said local man Steve Barber,
whose team use the pitch. 

"Common
sense would have gone a long way. It's one way to defend the goals, I
suppose!"

Council
chiefs have already owned up to the blunder, with the goalposts set to be moved and
the pitch repositioned.

"We
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.

"We
have asked the contractors to resolve the issue as a matter of urgency. We can
only apologise for the error."

 

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Photo: Ross Parry

 

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