No inspection planned for Weston

Doncaster Rovers manager Paul Dickov and Weston manager Micky Bell talk to referee Tim Robinson abou

Doncaster Rovers manager Paul Dickov and Weston manager Micky Bell talk to referee Tim Robinson about the pitch before the FA Cup First Round match at the Woodspring Stadium on November 8 (Photo: Simon Galloway/PA Wire). - Credit: PA

THERE should be no repeat of the disappointment of Weston’s rained off FA Cup tie with Doncaster when the two sides meet again tonight (Tuesday).

Heavy overnight rain saw the original fixture, on November 8, called off just 25 minutes before kick-off in front of almost 3,000 expectant fans, but club secretary Richard Sloane said there was ‘no need’ for a pitch inspection in the lead-up to today’s re-arranged tie.

He paid tribute to the ‘sterling work’ of the club’s groundsman and a number of volunteers, who have placed covers over the Woodsping Stadium pitch ahead of the match.

He said: “The sterling work of our groundsman and the club volunteers, placing covers over parts of the pitch and clearing surface water has proved invaluable to ensure the match goes ahead tonight.

“With no overnight rain and none forecast for today there is no need for a pitch inspection.”

Weston are looking to upset the odds against Paul Dickov’s side, who sit three divisions above the Seagulls, but new signing Kane Ingram is unavailable having played for Bristol Manor Farm in the qualifying rounds.


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Tickets are still for the game, kick-off 7.45pm, and are available throughout the day from the club ticket office.

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