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MATCH OFF: Crawley game lost to the freeze

A tenth postponement for the Blues

12 February 2021

United's home game against Crawley Town - scheduled for a 3pm kick off on Saturday - has been called off due to a frozen pitch.

The Blues have now suffered a whopping tenth postponement in the space of 47 days, with temperatures failing to lift sufficiently once again this week, and the pitch succumbing to the frost despite the best efforts of the ground staff.

With Crawley due to travel north at 2pm today, local official Anthony Backhouse was despatched to assess the condition of the pitch.

He deemed that 80% of the surface was fit for play, but that the area in shadow adjacent to the Warwick Road End was too firm and therefore unsafe.

And with temperatures due to dip again tonight, it was agreed with the EFL that the game should be postponed, with no chance of recovery for the already severely affected section of the surface.

Details of the rearranged fixture date will be confirmed in due course.


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