STORM DENNIS: Steelmen's main stand damaged as weekend football is decimated

The arrival of Storm Dennis in the county has seen the local football programme decimated.

By Jon Dunham
Saturday, 15th February 2020, 10:19 am
Updated Saturday, 15th February 2020, 10:28 am
Kettering Town's Latimer Park pitch has been left waterlogged. Picture by Peter Short
Kettering Town's Latimer Park pitch has been left waterlogged. Picture by Peter Short

Kettering Town, who were due to play Guiseley in the Vanarama National League North at Latimer Park, and AFC Rushden & Diamonds, who were set to face BetVictor Southern League Premier Central leaders Tamworth at Hay

It was worse news for Corby Town who were due to be playing North Leigh in the BetVictor Southern League Division One Central at Steel Park.

It was understood that the playing surface was fine but the Steelmen confirmed their match was called off because of healthy and safety reasons following damage caused to the roof of the main stand overnight.

Damage to the roof of the main stand at Steel Park forced Corby Town's home match with North Leigh to be called off due to safety reasons. Picture courtesy of Corby Town FC

A statement from the club on Twitter said: “Due to damage to the main stand roof overnight caused by Storm Dennis, today’s clash with North Leigh has been called off for health and safety reasons.

“Following discussions between the match referee, safety officer and club officials, it was decided that the game should be called off with the safety of all supporters and players in mind. Storm Dennis has caused the roof to bow and come loose.”

New dates for all three matches will now have to be confirmed while the Poppies return to action in midweek when they are due to host Hereford at Latimer Park.

den Road, both saw their fixtures called off due to waterlogged surfaces after early inspections.