Potters Bar Town latest to struggle in heatwave as Pakex Stadium fixtures are moved

PUBLISHED: 16:30 23 July 2018

The Pakex Stadium is longing for grass as green as this as Potters Bar Town struggle in the heatwave. Picture: Melissa Page

The Pakex Stadium is longing for grass as green as this as Potters Bar Town struggle in the heatwave. Picture: Melissa Page

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The continuing heatwave is giving non-league football clubs plenty of sleepless nights – with Potters Bar Town one of the many who are suffering.

Like the vast majority of sides up and down the country, Bar’s Pakex Stadium is starved of rain which is causing the grass to die and the surface underneath to become cracked, uneven and in some cases dangerous.

They were due to finish their pre-season campaign with three home games against Kings Langley, Beaconsfield Town and Chertsey Town, the first of which took place last night (Tuesday) after the Potters Bar Edition had gone to press.

However, to protect the pitch and keep the players safe, that game plus the other two has been switched to the Middlesex FA 3G facility at Rectory Park, Northolt.

With no rain forecast in the coming weeks, the Scholars will be hoping the ground is ready to go on August 14 when Kingstonian are the first visitors in the Bostik Premier League.

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