Spennymoor Town have been getting a mocking by fans on social media after they postponed their league clash with Boston United.
The National League North fixture was due to take place this weekend, though that will now have to be rearranged for another time.
Boston United stated on their website: “Following discussions involving the National League, the match has been called off following an agronomist’s final report on the new playing surface at the Brewery Field.
“A new date for the fixture will be announced in due course.”
Back on the same day as when the fixtures were announced, the club from County Durham have asked for their first four games to be away from home whilst they continue to work on their soon to be Football League standard pitch but also developments taking place at the South end of the ground involving new terracing and turnstiles.
Other plans are a new covered stand behind the goal and a ‘modular’ club house on the car park.
The changes are much needed, especially given the many match postponements they’ve had over the last few seasons.
Tony Wilson, Managing Director of Spennymoor Town, said: “I’d like to thank everyone who has been involved in our new pitch, which we’re all very excited about.
“On the advice of our agronomist, we’ve requested our first four games, which will probably be over a three-week period, to be played away from home. This would give the pitch ample time to bed in.
“The other works wouldn’t affect games being played as we could close certain parts of the ground to allow completion whilst games are on. However, the pitch needs to be right.
“The decision on whether to grant us this request now lies with the league, who have been extremely supportive of our ambitious plans for the ground to date.
“I realise this might seem inconvenient for supporters, but it is a necessary evil to get the stadium to a level that we need to move the club onwards. I’d expect that most people will understand the importance of getting the pitch up-to-scratch, given the recent postponements it has caused over the last two years.
“I’d like to thank everyone for their support, our Groundsman Mark for his hard work so far and the various volunteers who have given their time to the club over the summer.
“We’re into the final week of season ticket applications. We’ve done well so far, but we still need more people to buy-in. If anyone is on the fence about whether to take the plunge, I’d urge them to come and join us on our journey at what has become the best value-for-money football club to support in the North East.
“We’ve done our part by improving the squad; investing heavily in the ground; and improving the match day experience. It’s time for the football fans of Spennymoor, County Durham and the North East to do theirs and help propel this club onwards and upwards.”
After finding out on the news of the postponement, fans took to mock Spennymoor, some called them a joke for the amount of attempts clubs have had to play a fixture against them – find out what they wrote on the next page.