THE FA Cup floodlight fiasco at the Marston’s Arena last month looks like an own goal for beleaguered ground owner and former Vics chairman Mike Connett.
Mr Connett’s company Beaconet Ltd is due before the High Court later this month after creditors issued a winding up petition.
And it is believed the company, which owns the Marston’s Arena, could now lose out on more than £100,000 after Manchester Utd announced they will no longer play reserve team matches in Wincham.
Vics’ home FA Cup clash with Telford on October 25 was abandoned at half-time after a floodlight failure. The ground was being powered by a generator after the mains supply was cut off – and when that failed a back up generator proved inadequate.
United’s Reserves’ game against Bolton Reserves on October 30 was moved from Northwich to their previous home, Altrincham’s Moss Lane stadium.
A United spokesperson said: “Pending approval from the Premier League, we’ve taken the decision to move all of our reserve team matches to Altrincham because we don’t want to risk playing evening matches at Northwich.”
Despite numerous attempts to contact him, Mr Connett could not be reached to explain the situation.