DIDCOT Town have appealed for community support as the coronavirus crisis leaves their future at stake.

The Railwaymen have not hosted a game since February 1 due to poor weather and now the outbreak of the virus is seeing them miss out on more vital income.

They will open their doors at 4pm on Saturday to raise some much-needed cash, while a Go Fund Me page aiming to raise £10,000 has been set up.

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A club statement said: “The club has been forced to make significant cutbacks already but with no expected income the club simply can’t afford to survive much longer.

“The town’s football club has been in existence since 1907, and right now it faces the biggest threat to its survival.

“We are asking any current or potential new sponsors, investors, supporters or anyone with an interest in maintaining football in Didcot with viable fundraising ideas to get in contact with the club urgently.

“We are at the point of immediate action being required so that Didcot Town FC as we know it can survive, there are plans for the future of the club in the long term but right now we have to survive and without a significant cash injection we will not be able to do so.”

Boss Jamie Heapy added: “There’s probably a lot of non-league clubs that are suffering.

“They aren’t taking any money behind the bar or through the turnstiles.

“It’s very difficult for clubs at this level if you’ve got no money coming in.”