Mowers worth thousands of pounds have been stolen from Nantwich Town FC.
Thieves are believed to have broken into the ground on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning and took a Ride-on John Deere mower and Haytor mower from the groundsman’s store.
Both pieces of equipment stolen were less than two years old.
The Haytor mower was bought for the club by supporters.
Chairman Tony Davison said: “This is devasting news for the club. The equipment stolen was nearly brand new. Some of it had been donated by supporters which makes the theft even more upsetting.
“Running a club at this level is difficult enough at any time but events like this can put the whole future of the club at risk.
"We will have to launch an emergency fund raising initiative to replace the equipment and make sure we can look after the pitch to make sure it is ready for next season.”