STORM JORGE: Local football programme is wiped out

Storm Jorge wreaked havoc with the local football programme this weekend as Kettering Town, AFC Rushden & Diamonds and Corby Town were faced with another washout.

By Jon Dunham
Saturday, 29th February 2020, 11:12 am
Updated Saturday, 29th February 2020, 11:14 am
AFC Rushden & Diamonds' clash with Rushall Olympic was one of numerous games to fall foul of the weather due to a waterlogged pitch at Hayden Road
AFC Rushden & Diamonds' clash with Rushall Olympic was one of numerous games to fall foul of the weather due to a waterlogged pitch at Hayden Road

Mark Peters will have to wait to take charge of Corby for the first time after his surprise return as the club’s manager this week following the departure of Ashley Robinson as the Steelmen’s clash at Kempston Rovers was called off this morning (Saturday).

It’s now been three weeks since Kettering enjoyed some match action and they will have to wait a little bit longer after their Vanarama National League North encounter at Blyth Spartans was postponed last night.

And Diamonds’ home clash with fellow BetVictor Southern League Premier Central rivals Rushall Olympic was the last to go this morning with the Hayden Road surface also waterlogged.

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Diamonds are due to be back in action on Tuesday night with a trip to high-flying Royston Town.

All of the local clubs in the United Counties League have also seen their games wiped out after the heavy rain of the past 24 hours.