A GRASSROOTS football club in Kidderminster was the target of “mindless vandalism” on the same weekend of the Harriers’ huge FA Cup win.

Kidderminster United FC has said that a discarded Christmas tree was set on fire and thrown into goal nets – causing “irreparable” damage.

The incident happened between Saturday afternoon (January 8) and Monday morning (January 10).

This is the newly formed club's first season. The vandalism has affected the youth teams, who had home fixtures this weekend at St Oswald's in Kidderminster. 

On Facebook, the club posted: "Kidderminster United F.C. are saddened to report that we have been the victims of yet more vandalism to our new football goals.

"Between Saturday Afternoon and Monday Morning, individuals have decided to set fire to a discarded Christmas tree and throw it into our goal nets, causing significant irreparable damage.

"These mindless acts of vandalism will now have an impact on our youth teams, who were hoping to fulfil their home fixtures this weekend!

"If anyone happened to see anything please do get in touch.

"We are a newly formed club and this is our first season so as you can imagine this is absolutely devastating for our players and for us as volunteers."