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Blyth AFC owner Barry Elliott admits concern for club’s future

Blyth AFC owner Barry Elliott has admitted that the club’s future has become uncertain.

The Braves are enjoying an impressive start to the campaign after achieving promotion to Northern League Division One last season but Elliott has admitted that the club, who were moved out of their ground in February over fears concerning the quality of the playing surface, are increasingly running into problems off the field.

In a wide ranging interview, with the News Post Leader, the Blyth AFC owner said: “We have been successful as a club but we don’t have the support, we don’t have a home or security of tender and no income. That’s unsustainable and we are a business.

“Any business, football club or not, can’t be function if it’s not sustainable.

“Progress in the FA Cup would help massively because we could get a draw against a South Shields or a Blyth Spartans and pull in a big crowd that way.

“We don’t want to let the club go but it could be Monday, it could be next week, it could never happen but we can’t carry on being unsustainable as we are right now.

“It’s not about making a profit here, it’s about making this club sustainable and it isn’t.”

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