WGC face fixture backlog after St Margaretsbury game called off

PUBLISHED: 12:50 12 January 2009 | UPDATED: 21:59 26 October 2009

Secretary Dick Dunning alongside the frozen WGC pitch

Secretary Dick Dunning alongside the frozen WGC pitch

CITY are set for a busy few months after their match against St Margaretsbury was called off on Saturday due to a frozen Herns Lane pitch. It means that in less than a month the Citizens have now had matches postponed against Colney Heath, Brimsdown Rover

Joint WGC boss Del Deanus

CITY are set for a busy few months after their match against St Margaretsbury was called off on Saturday due to a frozen Herns Lane pitch.

It means that in less than a month the Citizens have now had matches postponed against Colney Heath, Brimsdown Rovers, Biggleswade United and now the Bury.

With the away trip to the Stanstead Abbotts-based side also still to rearranged due to the cancellation when Paul Tomkins was City boss, there could be a few midweek games to look forward to in the coming weeks.

The referee inspected the Herns Lane playing surface at 11am and decided there was no way the game could go ahead.

After a bitterly cold night where temperatures are said to have gone as low as -9 degrees Celsius, the pitch was indeed rock solid in most, if not all places.

It is yet more frustration for joint managers Del Deanus and Steve Newing as they look to build upon the impressive 3-1 victory away at high-flying Langford two weeks ago.

Nonetheless, the management had the players in on Saturday for a four mile run to ensure fitness levels were maintained as they look ahead to another game that could be in doubt away at Berkhamsted Town on Saturday.

That's because the Broadwater Stadium club have a do-or-die meeting today (Monday) which is set to decide the future of the club.

And there is a big chance that Berko may be forced to fold due to mounting debts.

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