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Dees pull plug

Updated: Oct 20, 2021

CHANCES of Boort notching up a possible season-finishing win are quickly evaporating with Wycheproof Narrapoort abandoning all games until crowds can return.

The Demons forfeited their North Central league football matches against Sea Lake Nandaly last Saturday and will not travel to Charlton this weekend.

Boort is scheduled to play Wycheproof on August 14, but any State Government announcement on country sport crowds is not due until next Tuesday.

Demons’ president Mark McLennan said the club committee had taken a vote.

“A few weren’t for it (forfeiting games) but it was democratic,” McLennan said. “It’s still only a sport.”

McLennan said that without crowds, games would be run at a loss.

“We have to think of the impact also on people raising the money for our club,” he said.

“I don’t think our view would have changed if we had a different ladder position.”

The Demons sit on the bottom of the North Central ladder, not having won a game this season.

McLennan said it had been a tough season for the Demons with COVID interruptions and a failed merger bid with Charlton.

“It’s not a crisis or the end of our club. We are certainly looking to 2022,” he said.

Boort had a five-point win over the Demons when they met in round four. COVID restrictions have already seen the Pies miss hosting three games.

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