News – GB – GAME OFF: Rovers versus Town postponed due to frozen playing field

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SWINDON Town’s League One game against Bristol Rovers was postponed on Saturday due to a frozen pitch at Memorial Stadium

After a morning field inspection, matchday referees deemed the playing surface unsafe due to recent freezing conditions and believed it would not improve adequately by the afternoon

After covering the field of play if the surface was left unworked during the week, it was assumed that the problem area was only a specific corner, with the rest of the field looking playable at Memorial Stadium

Sources at the club said rovers had lights on to warm up the pitch, but the referee decided to cancel it around 11:30 am instead of giving him more time to see if I would thaw, in a statement on the club’s website of Bristol Rovers told the Gas: “The ground staff have worked tirelessly for the past few weeks, covering the field of play to give the game the best possible chance, but if the temperatures persist, the decision was made today to postpone the game” ”

A new date for the rescheduled game will be announced in due course and the iFollow match passes purchased for the game will be valid for the rescheduled meeting between the two teams

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News – GB – GAME OFF: Rovers versus Town postponed due to frozen pitch

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