Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Shakers and reds in postponement row

By Dale Haslam

A ROW has broken out between Bury FC and tenants FC United of Manchester after United's match against Woodley, scheduled for tonight, was postponed.

In a website statement, FC United said a referee allowed the game to go ahead after a pitch inspection, but then a Bury FC director decided to call the game off.

United said the "unilateral" decision was a breach of the groundshare agreement terms and would be seeking further advice.

A Shakers' spokesman confirmed the director was Iain Mills and said they did not discuss their arrangements with the media.

But the spokesman later claimed Mr Mills was not the man responsible, but rather the person speaking to the press on behalf of the club.

An explanation on the official website of the Unibond League, in which FC United play, said the match could not go ahead because of ground unavailability.

4:21 pm
Wednesday 6th February 2008