A BURST pipe at Ventnor Football Club has left the building under four inches of water, undoing hundreds of pounds of renovation work that has recently been completed.

The club has just spent more than £1,000 on renovations and a club spokesman said they will now need to spend the same again to get it back in working order.

The burst pipe was caused by the recent cold weather.

The damage was discovered on Tuesday evening and the players rushed to the club to help out.

Reserve team manager, Wayne Sheath, said: "I hadn’t been up there since Thursday to drop something off.

"A dog walker heard the water and contacted us straight away.

"There was four inches of water in hallway, home and away changing rooms, garage, ref's room and ladies and gents toilets.

"I just couldn’t believe how much damage it caused and was in total shock.

"Now we’re going to have to get together as a club and start doing what we can, pull down all the ceilings in the changing rooms and hall way, clear all the water and try and get it dried out as soon as possible.

"The club has zero money as we have just done all this work, which is now a waste.

"We have a Hampshire cup final coming up soon, but we are a good hard working club and always have been and it would take a lot more than this to stop us."