Storm Dennis claims King’s Lynn Town fixture
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King's Lynn Town's return to action has been hit by Storm Dennis.
The Linnets' scheduled home game against Bradford Park Avenue was called off shortly after 9am.
In a tweet, the club said the decision was due to "health and safety concerns", with Storm Dennis sweeping across the country.
It is the second Linnets' fixture in a row in a row to have fallen foul of the weather, following the postponement of their game away to Gloucester City last Monday.
However, the Linnets know they will still top the National League North at the close of play on Saturday, with closest challengers York City also out of action, with their home game against Hereford also called off.
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Lynn's general manager Mark Hearle told the club's official web site: "It was, in the end, an easy decision to take.
"The predicted strong winds are now due to arrive earlier than originally thought and would have coincided with the scheduled kick-off time of 3pm. The stadium has suffered some minor structural damage and we were already seeing small tree debris being blown down from the trees that run along the back of the covered terrace stand.
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"With that in mind, the predicted deterioration of conditions and the distance that Bradford would be travelling to reach the stadium, we made the decision to postpone the game. Our main concern, however, was the safety of supporters not only attending the game but making their way to the ground as well. By postponing the game as early as we did hopefully we saved everyone a wasted journey. We will announce a re-arranged date for the game in due course."
Lynn haven't played a game for a fortnight, since losing at home to Kidderminster Harriers, but are scheduled to travel to Chester on Tuesday night.