Grantham Rovers F.C. disbanded

Friday, August 27 – 1897
It has been finally decided that the Grantham Rovers Football Club shall be disbanded for the ensuing season. Having the incubus of a debt amounting to £140, and lacking supporters, the Committee cannot see their way clear to continue the organisation, and the guarantee of the overdraft at the bank have also come to the conlusion that the wisest course is to “throw up the sponge.”
The three valuable cups in the possession of the club will be sold, and the proceeds go towards paying the debt, while in the autumn a smoking concert will be given, the expenses of which Capt. Russell, president of the club, has promised to bear, to provide funds for the further satisfaction of the creditors.
(Lincolnshire Echo, 27-08-1897)

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