Cobblers’ npower League Two clash at Gillingham postponed

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The Cobblers’ trip to Gillingham on Saturday has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Heavy rainfall in the south east over the past few days led to the game being called off following a Friday lunchtime pitch inspection.

It is a frustrating decision for Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd and his players, as their Boxing Day clash at AFC Wimbledon also fell victim to the wet weather.

A statement on the Cobblers website today read: “Northampton Town’s npower League Two fixture at Gillingham on Saturday was postponed following a Friday lunchtime pitch inspection, with the Priestfield Stadium pitch waterlogged following the recent heavy rain.

“There is no new date for the rearranged game, but supporters who had already purchased tickets are advised to keep hold of them until a new date is confirmed, at which point refund information will be announced.”

A statement on the Gillingham site read: “Our home fixture due to take place tomorrow (Saturday December 29) against Northampton Town at MEMS Priestfield has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

“Due to the rain that has fallen over the past couple of days it has made certain areas of the pitch unplayable, and with further bad weather forecast the decision was made at midday today to call off the game.”

An added annoyance and possible hindrance later in the season for the Cobblers is that they now face two tricky midweek trips to Wimbledon in south west London, and Gillingham in Kent.

The Cobblers will be hoping the rain eases over the weekend and that they will be able to ensure their New Year’s Day clash with Dagenham & Redbridge gets the go ahead.