A COACH at Musselburgh Windsor Football Club has hit out at the “mindless vandalism” of the 3G pitch at Pinkie Playing Fields.

Scott Robertson, who is also club player protection officer and board member, said the synthetic pitch would not host any matches until it is repaired. It is believed the surface was damaged after being scorched on Sunday.

Mr Robertson said: “Once again the 3G pitch at Pinkie has been badly damaged by people within our community. This facility is used seven days a week by various clubs all over the region, involving hundreds of children, youngsters and adults. This is the latest in a string of attacks and the club would ask that anyone who has any information contact us via Facebook to name those who were responsible. Any information will be treated in the strictest confidence but we must trace these mindless idiots who look to destroy a great community asset.”