THE board of directors at Morecambe FC has passed on its thanks to supporters who attended the Bank Holiday Monday game against Cheltenham.
A crowd of 3,066 watched the Shrimps beat their visitors 4-0 with more than 2,897 home fans attending the game, the largest ever number of home supporters for a Football League game at the Globe Arena apart from the free game against Dagenham.
Co-chairman Graham Howse said: “It was fantastic to see more than 3,000 people attend the game.
“We know a lot of people took advantage of the Break the Gate reduced price admission offer and it was great to see so many fans, new and old, at the game. I’d like to thank all the staff for their efforts both before and on the day.
“Everyone helped create a great atmosphere and the team put in a terrific performance as well.
“We really do hope that people went away happy and will want to come back again.’'
The pair also thanked the Shrimps Trust for their support.
They said: “The Trust sponsored the game and helped make it a special community event by providing the off field entertainment as well.
“There was a real feel good factor to the day and we hope we can build on this in the future and hope to see another big crowd for the last home game of the season against Newport on May 4.’'
The club has reminded supporters that one child under 11 gets free admission with a paying adult for every home league game and says they are already looking at initiatives for games next season to encourage families to attend games.