Rain casts Weston fixture in doubt

Weston's pitch ahead of their postponed match with Doncaster Rovers.

Weston's pitch ahead of their postponed match with Doncaster Rovers. - Credit: Archant

WESTON could face a second postponement in a fortnight with tomorrow’s Vanarama South game with Whitehawk called into doubt due to poor weather.

Following prolonged heavy rain today (Friday), with more forecast for overnight, the club released a statement this afternoon warning fans a pitch inspection had been organised for tomorrow (Saturday) at 8.30am.

Covers have been placed over the pitch at the Woodspring Stadium in anticipation of the continuing poor weather, but sufficient rain has fallen to call the game into question.

Two weeks ago, the Seagulls’ FA Cup first round tie with Doncaster Rovers was postponed by referee Tim Robinson just 25 minutes before kick-off, as a result of torrential rain overnight.

Ticket holders for that original fixture, on November 8, will receive free entry to tomorrow’s match subject to the pitch inspection, in a game where Mickey Bell’s men will attempt to overturn a run of six league defeats in a row.

A win could move the Seagulls within a point of safety, while Whitehawk could reach as high as second with victory.

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