VIDEO: Steelmen’s clash with St Albans postponed

Corby Town’s Calor League Premier Division match against St Albans City tonight (Wednesday) has been postponed.

The groundstaff at Steel Park had worked around the clock to get the area in the middle of the pitch, which has had problems with drainage, fit for the game.

Our chief photographer Alison Bagley was able to take this picture of the state of the Steel Park surface this morning ahead of the pitch inspection

Our chief photographer Alison Bagley was able to take this picture of the state of the Steel Park surface this morning ahead of the pitch inspection

The club revealed the decision was “50/50” but the rain began to fall again while a local referee carried out an afternoon inspection and that was enough for him to call it off.

Steelmen secretary Gerry Lucas, meanwhile, has confirmed the club will be getting the Rockingham Triangle athletics stadium graded for Southern League standard next Thursday.

The move has been made following the well-documented drainage problems in part of the Steel Park pitch, which have resulted in a number of other postponed matches.

Should Rockingham Triangle, where the Steelmen played all their matches before moving to Steel Park at the start of the 2011/12 season, achieve the appropriate grading then it is believed Corby will be able to switch their matches to that pitch if any further problems with their current home occur again.

Corby are due to return to action at the weekend when they make the long trip to Weymouth.

Find all the latest news from Steel Park in this week’s Northamptonshire Telegraph – out tomorrrow