Video – Ground-breaking stuff at the Lane
Wednesday 13th February 2013, 11:00AM GMT.
Footes Lane groundsman Shane Moon got to work on his pitch yesterday with a hired Robin Dagger machine, which explodes air beneath the surface to create cracks for sitting water to drain through and also helps to remove the layer of clay below the pitch.
Culture & Leisure minister Deputy Mike O’Hara revealed that the machine could be used every year to ensure recent problems that have caused football and rugby matches to be postponed do not happen in future.
Work is also being carried out to clear the drains at the venue this week and it has been revealed that the main drain was severed, probably as long ago as 2003.
(Picture & video by Peter Frankland, 1304158)