Football fixture disruption continues

PUBLISHED: 18:10 12 February 2014 | UPDATED: 18:12 12 February 2014

The waterlogged Gosling Stadium pitch

The waterlogged Gosling Stadium pitch


As expected, the poor weather decimated football fixtures around the county at the start of the week and at the weekend.

Potters Bar Town’s home clash with St Ives Town was off in the Calor League Division One Central on Saturday, as was Bar’s match with Dunstable Town last night (Tuesday).

Only two games in the whole of the Spartan South Midlands League went ahead on Saturday; Biggleswade defeated Hertford Town 1-0 in the Premier Division, and Kent Athletic triumphed 3-2 against Wolverton Town in the Division Two Cup quarter-final.

That meant another blank weekend for Hatfield Town, Welwyn Garden City and Codicote.

The waterlogged pitch at The Gosling Stadium meant that Hatfield’s local derby against London Colney in the Premier Division was called off, and the same fate befell WGC away at title-chasing Sun Postal Sports and Codicote away at Arlesey Town Reserves in Division One.

Codicote boss Liam Errington, while obviously being frustrated with the postponements, is attempting to find some positives.

“The only positive to the break in matches is it has allowed us to regroup and get some players back from injury,” he said.

“We have a couple of forwards close to fitness now and the break has given me time to bring in another player to add quality in attack.

“Let’s hope we can put a good run together from now until the end of the season.”

The attacker in question is former Royston Town and Stotfold centre forward Josh Bronti.

Tuesday night’s away league clash for WGC at Stony Stratford Town was postponed at the weekend, with the pitch completely under water.

Hatfield’s trip to Hillingdon in the Premier Division also did not go ahead last night (Tuesday).

There was more despair in the Herts Senior County League, with every single game postponed. It was the same story in the Welwyn Hatfield Sunday Football League.

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