FC CLACTON co-owner Stephen Andrews admitted the postponement of Tuesday’s derby against Brightlingsea Regent was the most frustrating moment of his time at the Seasiders helm.

Andrews and chairman Dave Ballard were celebrating the eighth anniversary of taking over at the Rush Green Bowl.

However, the milestone day turned sour when a faulty floodlight led to the postponement of Tuesday’s Thurlow Nunn League contest.

It was a major blow, both on and off the pitch, with serious financial consequences.

“It was a very important night for us financially and I’m not sure how we’ll get by, but somehow we will,” said Andrews.

“It was the eighth anniversary to the day of taking over but as I stood at the door giving supporters their money back, I don’t think there’s ever been another time when I’ve felt so frustrated and fed up."

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