Royston Town boss fumes at “ridiculous” officials after Leighton Town clash postponed for “not even half a foot” of frozen pitch

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Steve Castle lashed out at the officials due to take charge of Royston Town’s already re-arranged Southern League Division One Central clash with Leighton Town at Garden Walk tonight (Tuesday) after the pitch was deemed unplayable moments before kick-off and thus was postponed.

With the game scheduled to start at 7.45pm, officials delayed kick-off until 8pm before deciding minutes before the re-arranged start time that an area of the pitch was in fact frozen and therefore unsafe.

Royston boss Castle told the Crow: “Their manager (Stuart Murray) didn’t want to play and agreed with the referee that it wasn’t safe.

“There’s not even half a foot of pitch near our dugout that isn’t the best and they called it off.

“We were more than happy to play but it’s not gone ahead. It’s ridiculous.”


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The game will be re-scheduled in due course.

The Crows host Arlesey Town in the league this Saturday. Kick-off 3pm.

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