THE MANAGER of a football club on Anglesey says he was "shocked" to find that his team's pitch had been destroyed by a county council contractor last week.

Millbank, home to Anglesey League side Caergybi FC, has been left in an unplayable state after the grass was cut following a heavy downpour of rain.

Manager Dale Moffat went up to the pitch on Friday afternoon for an inspection.

"I was shocked when I went up there," he said.

"I only did so as Valley (who Caergybi beat 4-1 in the Elias Cup on Saturday) weren't sure if there pitch was going to be playable.

"So I went to check ours just in case we needed it and once I arrived I saw the damage the contracting company had done and I just filled with anger.

"I couldn't understand why anyone would continue to cut it once they had seen what damage it was doing. Surely you would just stop?

"I also couldn't believe they hadn't told anyone about it once it happened."

Dale says the club are attempting to find out which company is responsible for the damage and are awaiting a response from Anglesey Council.

With a home game against Holyhead Hotspur Reserves coming up this Saturday, neighbouring team Holyhead Town have offered Caergybi the use of their pitch until the issue is resolved.

"Thankfully, they have kindly given us that offer while we fix our pitch but we don't know how long that will take," Dale said.

"We are going to try and get compensation as we have put a lot of hard work in over the summer to get Millbank up to a good standard which has shown with us being one of the few clubs able to keep playing during the bad weather."

In just their second season as a club, Caergybi are currently second in the Anglesey League table and remain one of the favourites to win the division.

In response to the incident, an Anglesey Council spokesperson said: "We were informed about this incident on Friday afternoon and immediately instructed our current contractor to visit the field to assess the damage and provide options for repair.

"Some remedial works have already been undertaken but more will be required.

"Our contractor has also highlighted the sensitivity of this matter with its staff in order to avoid another similar incident.

"We recognise the hard work of volunteers in running local football teams like Caergybi FC and would like to apologise to all associated with the club for the damaged caued to their pitch."