VAUXHALL Motors have reacted angrily to the news Chester City have been handed another fortnight to pay debts owed to the Rivacre Park outfit.
Motors chairman Alan Bartlam is fuming at the Football Conference’s decision to extend the payment deadline from November 16 to November 30.
Cash-strapped Chester, who also owe money to Wrexham and face expulsion from the league if they do not pay up, missed their first deadline in October.
Bartlam said: “It is simply astonishing. When we are given a deadline to meet certain criteria, it is set in stone.
“If we do not comply, we are penalised. It is as simple as that. But deadlines in respect of Chester City are seemingly not worth the paper they are written on.
“We have been owed money by this football club for over 12 months for a football-related matter, yet the so- called powers that be seem incapable of exerting any power whatsoever.
“Furthermore, I find it offensive that, as we are one of the clubs cited, no-one considers asking us what we think before providing yet another extension. It is a disgrace.”
Chester still owe Motors £2,500 for the services of on-loan striker Paul Taylor, who played for the Deva Stadium outfit last year.
This and unpaid gate receipts, reported by Wrexham to be about £10,000, must be settled or Chester could be kicked out of the Conference.
Motors face an FA Trophy third qualifying round tie at UniBond League Division One South side Quorn on Saturday (3pm).
Should a second match be required, it will take place at Cammell Laird’s Kirklands ground next Tuesday (November 24) at 7.45pm as work to repair the damaged floodlights at Rivacre Park is still ongoing.
Vauxhall’s match at AFC Telford on Saturday was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Motors progressed to the last eight of the Cheshire Senior Cup with a 4-3 victory at Warrington Town. They play Woodley Sports away in the next round.