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BREAKING: Tonight's game postponed due to cold weather spell

Gillingham FA Cup replay has been called off

12 December 2017

Tonight’s Emirates FA Cup second round replay against Gillingham has been postponed due to the recent extremely cold spell of weather.

United’s ground staff had the covers on the pitch as early as Friday afternoon, but temperatures dipped to -11 on Sunday night and to -6 last night, leaving the playing surface with frost-hardened areas, particularly in the shaded sections of the stadium.

An early decision on the fixture has been taken this morning, with the temperature set to stay below freezing point until the early afternoon and with the Gillingham team and fans scheduled to start the long journey north at around mid-day.

We’ll have reaction from assistant manager Lee Dykes on the official website later today.

Tickets purchased for tonight’s game remain valid for the rearranged fixture. Full details tbc. 

Fans who purchased tickets for tonight's game who can't attend the rearranged fixture will need to return their ticket to the main ticket office before kick off on the rearranged fixture date to receive a refund. 

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