Friday, January 18, 2013

Rovers P-P Exeter City (League Two)

Unsurprisingly given the snowfall this morning, tomorrow's game at the Mem has been called off on Health and Safety grounds. The main concerns spring from the state of nearby roads and pavements and not because of the pitch, which is thought to have been playable.

Little to no work had been carried out by the club to remove any snow from the car park or pathways in to the ground because it always seemed likely they'd be advised to call the game off. Rovers aren't the only club that have seen an early postponement, several other League Two clubs have already come to the same decision, including Oxford who were set to play Rotherham.

It's a crying shame that we've been let down once again by the weather because there's a good spirit among Gasheads this week on the back of our tremendous 3-0 win over Fleetwood last weekend and the news of Sainsbury's being given planning permission to build on the Mem. It was something I'm sure everyone wanted to capitalise on but not for the first time in the past 4 weeks, a big game that would have drawn a healthy crowd has been called off. We're not having much luck with things that are beyond our control, are we?

A new date has yet to be agreed and it means that we'll face a fixture backlog from February through to late April. We could have done without it but we're not the only club in this situation. The cold weather is set to continue next week and if Rotherham's pitch is already frozen then it would seem a safe guess to assume next weekend's trip to the New York Stadium will be postponed too.

Bad times!

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