Saturday, 27 December 2014 14:34

Forest Green Rovers - Pitch inspection at 0930 Featured

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floodFollowing overnight snow and then heavy rain since, the Racecourse pitch is giving cause for concern, ahead of Sunday's game with Forest Green Rovers.

With a gentle thaw throughout the day, the snow has been melting, but only adding more water to an already sodden pitch.Those who attended the FA Trophy replay with Southport will understand the problems we faced that night.

The pitch has been vertidrained since, with thousands of 12 inch deep holes punched into the surface to aid drainage, but many of those are currently full of standing water.

More heavy rain has also been falling onto the surface this afternoon.With temperatures forecast to dip below freezing overnight and then hardly climb back into positive figures tomorrow.

We have consulted with the both the match official and the Football Conference. It had been decided to ask a local referee to call at the Racecourse for about 9.30am tomorrow to make a preliminary inspection and for him to then consult with the match referee about any further action.

Once we have news of that inspection, we will make it public via the usual outlets – twitter, club website, Trust website, etc.Please do though make sure you check before beginning your journey.

#Up4Stoke further ticket sales

If the game is cancelled, then revised ticket arrangements for the remaining #Up4Stoke tickets will apply. Details are here

WST Christmas Raffle

If the game is cancelled, we will postpone the drawing of the WST raffle until early in the new year - as traditionally many of the tickets/money is handed in before the game. We will announce further details as soon as we can. It is likely we will postpone until the next home game - which is Telford in 17th January.