Fan’s fury at coach no show

Chris Wainwright

Chris Wainwright

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MORE than 30 Wigan Warriors fans were left stranded after a coach failed to arrive to take them to last weekend’s big match at Warrington.

The Warriors supporters were upset that the coach they had booked through the club did not turn up to take them to the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Saturday afternoon,

Although Warriors bosses refunded people their £10 fare, some fans were upset that they had been let down and missed out on the big game, which saw the Warriors defeated 30-10 in their big Super League showdown with the Wolves.

The stranded individuals were also frustrated that they were unable to contact anyone from the ticket office until Monday.

Christopher Wainwright, 68, of Up Holland, was one of the fans left stranded but managed to order a mini bus to get to the match on time. He travelled with a carer as he has epilepsy.

He said: “I am disgusted about it. The coach did not turn up and when I tried to ring, the office was closed. We were all stuck there with no idea what to do next.

“There were more than 30 people waiting for the coach. We had all booked individually through the club. Eight of us managed to get a mini bus at the last minute to get us there.

“It took us two days to find an answer and they would not tell us what coach company was used.”

A spokesman for Wigan Warriors confirmed that the club’s official supporters’ coach was booked, but did not show up.

It was believed the error occurred due to the fact that the fixture was originally set for Sunday but the spokesman said the coach firm was informed of the change.

He refused to name the travel company concerned but did issue an apology on behalf of the club and said fans who booked the coach would be refunded their fare.