Poppies clash unlikely to go ahead while Council pitches remain frozen

Corby's West Glebe Park will not see any football again this weekend with the pitches still being frozen

Corby's West Glebe Park will not see any football again this weekend with the pitches still being frozen

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Kettering Town’s Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division clash with St Albans City this weekend has been given little chance of going ahead.

The match is due to be played at the Poppies’ temporary home, Corby Town’s Steel Park stadium where the pitch remains frozen under a blanket of snow.

The Steelmen’s Blue Square Bet North clash with Solihull Moors was postponed on Wednesday night and it now looks likely the Poppies’ game will follow suit.

Corby Town groundsman Ian Hopewell said: “The pitch was already frozen before the snow arrived so we still have a frozen pitch underneath.

“But, as we don’t have any frost covers or anything like that, the best thing for us to do at the moment is leave the snow where it is.

“We also have concerns over the roads and paths leading up to the stadium. They are treacherous and just not safe at the moment.

“We will see what happens with the weather but there could be more snow on Friday and the temperatures don’t look like rising until the weekend.

“Corby play Halifax next Saturday and Kettering play Leamington on Sunday. We want to make sure the pitch is ready for those big games.

“This weekend is going to come too quickly.”

In the other local football, all games on Corby and Kettering Council pitches have already been postponed while four matches due to take place on Wellingborough Council pitches are also off.

All small-sided games in the Kettering Weetabix Youth League have also been cancelled.

Stay tuned to this website for all the latest news on what matches are on and off at the weekend