Watch out - great white shark and Nessie spotted at Banbury United's flooded pitch

Well why not, it is 2020 after all!

A cut-out of a shark is now circling the Banbury United pitch!
A cut-out of a shark is now circling the Banbury United pitch!

With the strange year we have had, the headline 'Great White Shark and Nessie spotted at Banbury United's Flooded pitch' would be just about right for 2020!

With the flood waters causing problems all over the area, volunteer groundsmen Roger Davis has been back in the workshop creating 2D cut-outs.

As we reported earlier this month, he started making the cut-outs of animals to deter rabbits and crows from damaging the pitch.

It's a long way from home - but the Lock Ness Monster has been spotted in Banbury!

But it soon turned into an unusual fundraising initiative for Banbury United, with people keen to buy the monkeys, penguins, lions, kangaroos and even alligators.

Now with the pitch flooded, Roger couldn't resist adding some new creatures to the local zoo - a great white shark and the Loch Ness Monster!

The cut-outs are made using redundant hard polystyrene advertising boards seen usually around the pitch perimeter.

Volunteer groundsmen Roger Davis has been back in the workshop creating more 2D cut-outs.
Volunteer groundsmen Roger Davis has been back in the workshop creating more 2D cut-outs.
The legend of Nessie likes on...in Banbury.