Weston vs Braintree Town postponed – National League South six-pointer falls victim to Storm Emma

PUBLISHED: 16:23 01 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:23 01 March 2018

Tristan Plummer's audacious volley just missed the target. Picture: Will.T.Photography

Tristan Plummer's audacious volley just missed the target. Picture: Will.T.Photography

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Weston-super-Mare’s National League South match with Braintree Town at the Woodspring Stadium on Saturday has been postponed.

The Seagulls are chasing the playoffs in the division, and sit three points behind Braintree, who occupy a playoff place.

The postponement comes after Tuesday’s visit of St Albans City was postponed with the Woodspring Stadium pitch unplayable in sub-zero temperatures.

Weston boss Marc McGregor would have hoped for his side to have the chance to close the gap to the top seven on Saturday, but the game has been called off two days in advance – with club officials citing the welfare of supporters as pivotal to the decision.

A new date for the match is yet to be announced.

A club spokesman said: “After a discussion between the National League, both clubs and the match referee the decision has been made that the game between Weston and Braintree Town on Saturday afternoon is postponed.

“Given the current state of the pitch, coupled with the Met Office red and amber warnings for the next couple of days it has been decided the game cannot be played.

“Although all efforts are made to ensure games are played we have to consider not only the safety of the players on the pitch but also everybody’s welfare when travelling to and from the ground.”

Stay tuned to our live blog for Storm Emma updates.

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