Hammers saved from relegation with Weymouth groundshare

Hamworthy United will remain at Step 4 for the 2023/24 season after agreeing a short term groundshare with Weymouth.

It brings the end to a whirlwind couple of months for the Hammers which saw them made homeless due to safety concerns at their home ground which meant their Play-Off Semi-Final had to be played at The Avenue Stadium, Dorchester.

Despite being successful in the semi-final, they just missed out on promotion with a defeat away to Sholing in the Southern League Division One South & West Play-Off Final.

This soon became the least of their worries as it was confirmed that the replacement stand, due to replace the condemned grandstand, would not be ready before the start of the season, triggering the threat of relegation back to the County Leagues (Step 7).

Following the positive breakthrough, Steve Mitchener stated: “I would like to thank Weymouth Football Club, the board of directors, especially Chairman Paul Maitland, for their help in securing a ground share option for the forthcoming season, which will allow Hamworthy United to remain at step 4 in the NLS, whilst a new stand is built at The County Ground.”

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