Match cancelled after pitch fails inspection
PUBLISHED: 11:11 06 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:19 06 March 2018
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A pitch inspection will be held this lunchtime to decide whether Lowestoft Town FC’s scheduled home match tonight (Tuesday) against Hendon goes ahead.
Lowestoft Town’s match against Hendon FC tonight was cancelled after the pitch failed an inspection.
The Trawlerboys were due to face Hendon in a Bostik League Premier Division clash at the Amber Dew Events Stadium (Crown Meadow) this evening.
The club said: “This evening’s match against Hendon FC has been postponed. Details of a re-arrangment will be released in due course.
Earlier, the club had announced: “There will be a noon pitch inspection to decide whether this evening’s game against Hendon goes ahead.”
With four home matches due to be played this month, a rallying call has gone out to the public to back the cash-strapped Blues, who are facing a “near critical” financial situation.
Yesterday top scorer Jake Reed joined promotion-chasing neighbours Leiston, while chairman Alan Green stepped down citing health issues – less than 24 hours after the club’s financial plight was made public.
Mr Green told the club’s official website: “It is with great sadness that I am stepping down as chairman with immediate affect. I was honoured when I was nominated for the post and truly felt that I could assist in taking the club forward. However, circumstances have proven very difficult and this has had a huge detrimental effect on my health and well-being and in hindsight to take on such a monumental task at my time of life was perhaps not one of my better decisions.
“I know I had and still have the support of the board and many of the fans but I have come to this decision for two reasons.
“Firstly, I haven’t got the energy due to my health to continue to push forward in this important role and secondly, this would make way for perhaps a more dynamic person who could invest in the club and carry it to where it deserves to be.”