GATESHEAD v ALFRETON TOWN
Monday Feb 6, 2012
MID-DAY PITCH INSPECTION AT GATESHEAD
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
FA Carlsberg Trophy, third round
Gateshead v Alfreton Town
The International Stadium
TODAY'S third round FA Carlsberg Trophy tie at Gateshead, postponed last Saturday, will be the subject of a mid-day pitch inspection.
The Tynesiders have reported that:
"The sleet and snow that fell on Saturday thawed on Sunday.
"However, as the pitch was still frozen from earlier frosts, the water could not drain away and it froze last night [Sunday]. The frost has penetrated nearly 6 inches and there were frozen puddles on parts of the pitch this morning.
Temperatures today are expected to rise to 5 degrees and tomorrow is predicted to be 4 degrees with another frost expected tonight."
In the event that the tie again does not get the go ahead, it will be put back seven days to the following Tuesday, February 14th, which means another home league game [this time against Stockport County] would have to be rearranged.