In a very tongue in cheek way, Lee Worgan has got the blame for lots of things this season.
It was his penalty save in the Vanarama South Promotion Final that took the Stones into the National League and with it the need to expand the stadium for the second time in two years. The result of that expansion – the new north stand – opens for the first time next Tuesday.
Worgs said: “The owners have said on more than one occasion about the million pound penalty save. I’ve been blamed for the extra miles we’ve had to do, the new pitch, the new stand etc. It’s all good fun though, nothing you don’t get from away fans when you’re in goal at their end!
“Me and all the boys are looking forward to next Tuesday. It’s going to be great to come out on to the pitch and see the fans in the stand. If they can get together like they did at Dagenham a couple of weeks ago, that’ll generate some atmosphere.”
The north stand can accommodate up to 1,700 standing spectators. Similar in height to the main stand, it offers fantastic views of the pitch and is the ideal place for families to watch the action.
Worgs added: “It’s been great to see the stand taking shape over the last few months. It really looks the business and credit to Terry and Oliver for everything they’ve done to make it happen. In the three years I’ve been here the ground’s changed so much – it’s very impressive.”
Gates open at the usual time of 18:15. Tickets will be available on the turnstiles or you can buy in advance from the website. For this game, under 11s will be admitted free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult or concession.
Maidstone United vs. Sutton United
Vanarama National League
Tuesday 21 March 2017
Kick off 19:45
Gallagher Stadium, James Whatman Way, Maidstone, ME14 1LQ