BOSSES at a Southampton sports club plagued by vandals have been left devastated after the latest attack which caused thousands of pounds of damage.

Arsonists targeted a changing room at Brendon FC just under a year after another block was torched at the site in Test Park.

The latest attack wrecked the roof and left the facility heavily smoke-damaged.

Last summer, yobs damaged a changing room wall, broke tables and chairs and sprayed graffiti on walls.

The side was even forced to play every home fixture away from their ground four seasons ago after football pitches were wrecked.

Club leaders fear their insurance premiums will rocket after launching another claim after the arson attack at the weekend.

Chairman Derek Caplen said: "The changing room is totally unusable at the moment.

"We are now waiting for the loss adjusters to come in to check on the total cost of the damage.

"It's just totally unbelievable that you get people running about in the early hours of the morning setting fire to things like this.

"While the insurance should take care of some of the costs it won't account for all of it.

"It's just one thing after another here. We do what we do for the good of grassroots football here, and this is how we get repaid."

Fire crews were called to the site at about 1.30am on Sunday after smoke was spotted billowing from the building.

Club committee member Richard Downes said: "We have an ongoing problem with vandalism and it is very disappointing that it's happened to us again."

Brendon Football Club, formed in 1966, currently run six teams from under-tens to over 40s. The first team plays in the Southampton Premier League.