GROUNDSMEN at Forest Green Rovers have received recognition for maintaining a perfect pitch at the innocent New Lawn stadium in Nailsworth

They were awarded Grounds Team of the Season for the 2020/21 League Two campaign.

Nigel Harvey and his colleagues at the innocent New Lawn in Nailsworth beat Carlisle United and local rivals Cheltenham Town to the award.

Things were made more difficult this season due to the lack of time to carry out pitch maintenance and renovations at the end of the 2019/20 season, along with the intense fixture schedule for this season following the outbreak of COVID-19 in March 2020.

As the 2020/21 campaign draws to a close, grounds teams up and down the country have been recognised for their continued commitment and efforts.