ARDLEY United have received an £8,000 boost thanks to two pay-outs.

Fencing damaged during the winter will be replaced after £6,500 came in from a storm grant.

An application for a further £1,500 was also successful and will be spent on improving the pitch.

Further ground upgrades have been made possible via two new sponsors.

The dugouts have switched sides and the path round the pitch has been completed, all free of charge.

It was made possible by donations from Bucks Concrete and Smith’s of Bletchingdon, while local builder Julian Hodges will provide the labour.

Ian Feaver, Ardley’s chairman, said: “We can’t thank them all enough for their amazing generosity and support.”