Match off at Bury Town, but on at Leiston

15:44 29 January 2013

The scene at the Goldstar Ground today, where Felixstowe & Walton United

The scene at the Goldstar Ground today, where Felixstowe & Walton United's match against Gorleston in the Red Insure Cup goes ahead tonight


TONIGHT’S Suffolk derby between Bury Town and Lowestoft Town in the Ryman League Premier Division has been called off, but Leiston’s match at home to Wealdstone goes ahead.

An early afternoon pitch inspection at Ram Meadow confirmed that the pitch had not recovered in time from Saturday’s match against Concord Rangers, which Bury lost 4-0, after snow was cleared on the morning of the match in order for it to go ahead.

However, there was better news from Victory Road, which survived a 3pm inspection, so Leiston will return to action for the first time since January 5.

In Ryman League Division One North Needham Market’s match at home to Chatham Town looks set to beat the weather and be played at Bloomfields, where the Marketmen will be bidding to win in the league for the first time this season.

Heybridge Swifts’ match at Thamesmead Town is on, but Maldon & Tiptree’s home game with Brentwood Town has fallen foul of the weather.

No such problem at the Goldstar Ground, where a pitch inspection was not even required to confirm that Felixstowe & Walton United will host Gorleston in the quarter-finals of the Red Insure Cup.

In the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division Mildenhall Town’s match at home to Hadleigh United is still on as is the Division One fixture between Brightlingsea Regent and Ipswich Wanderers.

However, the Stowmarket Town v Great Yarmouth Town and Whitton United v Newmarket Town fixtures have both been postponed.


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