Bury announce pitch inspection

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A PITCH inspection is scheduled to take place at Gigg Lane at 11.30am tomorrow as Bury seek an early decision on Saturday's match at home to Stevenage.

The ground is already thought to be frozen in places, despite frost covers being in place, and heavy snow has been predicted for later in the day.

Bury want no repeat of late postponements earlier in the season, when a League One match at home to Carlisle and a Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie with Preston had to be cancelled an hour before kick-off due to waterlogged pitches.

On each occasion, the club was forced to reimburse their opponents' travel expenses and had to pay for policing, even though the matches never took place.

With Bury's well-documented financial problems, the directors will want a prompt decision from the match officials before Stevenage are due to embark on their journey up north tomorrow lunchtime.

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1:00pm Sat 19 Jan 13

nomoresurfin says...

After the farce of the Carlisle and Preston games being called off so close to kick off time, I suppose the club should be applauded for arranging an early pitch inspection for the Stevenage game.However if the covers have been on the pitch for most of the week I don't understand how the pitch can be frozen solid.I don't live too far from Gigg and although it's been a cold week there hasn't been a deep frost and temperatures haven't dropped below minus 2 at any time.If the match had been schedule for my back lawn then the game would definitely have been on and I don't have covers!If the problem is,as usual,l the area near the south stand has any heat been applied,in the foprm of braziers to this area of the pitch?Will any effort be made to get the pitch playable for Tuesday's match which should bring our highest league gate of the season, or will the match be postponed early with just the usual shrug of the shoulders?
After the farce of the Carlisle and Preston games being called off so close to kick off time, I suppose the club should be applauded for arranging an early pitch inspection for the Stevenage game.However if the covers have been on the pitch for most of the week I don't understand how the pitch can be frozen solid.I don't live too far from Gigg and although it's been a cold week there hasn't been a deep frost and temperatures haven't dropped below minus 2 at any time.If the match had been schedule for my back lawn then the game would definitely have been on and I don't have covers!If the problem is,as usual,l the area near the south stand has any heat been applied,in the foprm of braziers to this area of the pitch?Will any effort be made to get the pitch playable for Tuesday's match which should bring our highest league gate of the season, or will the match be postponed early with just the usual shrug of the shoulders? nomoresurfin
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