Play is suspended in Charities Cup

Due to the ongoing wet weather, and the state of the pitch at The Stanks, organisers have decided to postpone matches for another week.

Originally it had been intended that play would resume on Monday past, with fixtures scheduled right through the week.

But because of the amount of standing water it was decided there was no alternative but to suspend play for the time being.

Chairman Les Chappell said: “There is a lot of water on the pitch and there is just no way we can play.

“We have had to put matches back for another week, until next Monday, and in the meantime all Crammond Cup fixtures will also be put on hold.

“This is the worst weather we have had for a long, long time.

“It appears the drains are blocked, which is why the water is not flowing away.

“Unfortunately, our hands are tied, and as there is nothing we can do about the weather which is why we have had to make this decision.”

The Charities Cup is a locally organised football competition which each year raises thousands of pounds for local organisations.