Friday, January 08, 2010

Boston United v FCUM - POSTPONED

Source: Boston Standard

Published Date:
08 January 2010
By Duncan Browne
Friday, 10.25am - BOSTON United's UniBond Premier clash against FC United of Manchester has been postponed.
The fixture, scheduled for tomorrow, has unsurprisingly fallen foul of the weather with the Jakemans Stadium covered in a blanket of snow.

With three inches of snow on the pitch and sub-zero temperatures, the game was deemed unplayable.

Club boffins have pointed out that this is the first weather-related call-off at York Street since 2006.

Volunteers braved the cold to shovel snow off the pitch on Boxing Day, ensuring the match against Stocksbridge Park Steels went ahead.

Club press officer Craig Singleton said: "The snow was cleared from the pitch on Boxing Day morning, but the difference on this occasion is that there is far much more snow — and the pitch is frozen underneath this time too.

"It is unfortunate because the FC United of Manchester match is always the most attractive on the fixture list, but hopefully the game can be re-scheduled for another Saturday later in the season to ensure a bumper attendance."

It also seems likely that Tuesday's UniBond Challenge Cup clash at Sheffield FC will also be postponed as the league's website reports the host club doubt they will be able to play a match at home until February, also due to the weather.