County cancellation could be costly for City

WORCESTER City could find themselves counting the cost of seeing the Skrill North match against Stockport County fall victim to the weather.

Last Saturday’s match at Aggborough was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, the third home game City have had called off to the elements in 2014.

But with County’s large travelling support, the Blue and Whites had been anticipating a four-figure crowd for the contest, which will now be rearranged.

Worcester were looking for their fifth win in six games, while the 15th-placed Hatters were looking to put further distance between themselves and the relegation zone.

City vice-chairman Colin Layland said: “I would rather have had it on because we are now going to end up with a Tuesday night fixture which will affect the gate and any money that will come in.

“We were expecting at least 300 to 400 from Stockport so I was expecting a gate of over 1,000.

“I doubt it very much if we will get that on a Tuesday. Tuesday is usually a bad night anyway, the last game we played it was around the 300 mark. I don’t think we’ll get that amount from Stockport on a Tuesday.

“I’m a bit disappointed but you can’t argue with the weather. There was rain coming in later on as well so it might have ended up being abandoned anyway.”

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10:31am Mon 3 Feb 14

LastChanceSaloon says...

Club website has game rearranged for Sunday 27th April which will make the final weekend of the season interesting if both teams are still flirting with the relegation zone.
Club website has game rearranged for Sunday 27th April which will make the final weekend of the season interesting if both teams are still flirting with the relegation zone. LastChanceSaloon
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10:46am Mon 3 Feb 14

CityBlueBoy says...

Thats incorrect and dont look at the website until it has been confirmed as rearragned. The same happened with the AFC Telford match when that was postponed.

As it stands we will play Boston United on the Saturday (26th) and Stockport on the Sunday (27th) .....pitchero for some reason chucks it in on that date until notified when its been re arranged for....no date has been agreed yet
Thats incorrect and dont look at the website until it has been confirmed as rearragned. The same happened with the AFC Telford match when that was postponed. As it stands we will play Boston United on the Saturday (26th) and Stockport on the Sunday (27th) .....pitchero for some reason chucks it in on that date until notified when its been re arranged for....no date has been agreed yet CityBlueBoy
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5:44pm Mon 3 Feb 14

ac_wcfc says...

Tuesday 25th March
Tuesday 25th March ac_wcfc
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