CLUB STATEMENT: Altrincham postponement

Spennymoor Town FC would like to release further information on this evening’s postponement of the home Vanarama National League North fixture vs Altrincham.

Firstly, the club would like to apologise for the inconvenience this has caused both sets of supporters, particularly those who have travelled from Altrincham.

There was no planned pitch inspection at The Brewery Field at any point during the day, despite the inclement weather, which the pitch has dealt with several times this season.

Referee, Mr Herczeg, called a pitch inspection upon arrival at The Brewery Field at 17:30.  After deliberation, he decided to postpone the game at 18:30 due to a small section of the surface being deemed unplayable.

Both sets of club officials and players were keen to still play the fixture, but we respect Mr Herczeg’s decision to postpone the game.

Altrincham supporters who travelled to Spennymoor were offered complimentary refreshments and beverages whilst they prepared to make the return journey.

Chief Executive Brad Groves has instructed club officials to work with Altrincham FC on his behalf.  As a gesture of goodwill, Mr Groves has personally agreed to pay for the Altrincham supporters’ coach for the rearranged fixture.

Spennymoor Town hopes to see plenty of Altrincham supporters return to The Brewery Field when the rearranged date is confirmed to enjoy the match.