PARENTS are calling on dog-owners to keep their pets off the pitch.

Following on from Junior Football League coaches criticising the state of the pitches at Ormsgill Playing Fields over the weekend others have backed the call.

Tracy Haythorn shared a picture of a pile of dog poo next to the playing field in Grange.

She said: "Same in Grange. We have two junior teams playing on our playing field; pitch is clearly marked out as a football pitch yet idiots still let their dogs poo all over it."