Visit of Godalming is latest FC match to be frozen off

FC player-boss Craig Faulconbridge leaps to contend for the ball on a pudding of a pitch when Aylesbury FC drew 2-2 with Ashford on Saturday
FC player-boss Craig Faulconbridge leaps to contend for the ball on a pudding of a pitch when Aylesbury FC drew 2-2 with Ashford on Saturday
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Aylesbury FC’s proposed match against Godalming at the Affinity Investments Stadium on Tuesday evening has been called off, but could now take place on Thursday night instead.

Aylesbury FC boss Craig Faulconbridge said on Tuesday morning he thought the match would be called off and his fears were confirmed after a midday pitch inspection ruled the Haywood Way surface unplayable.

FC managed a 2-2 draw from an entertaining match against Ashford Town played on a pudding of a pitch on Saturday. But the action only served to churn the surface up further still and the visit of Godalming has paid the price.

The club had made an appeal for help from volunteers in spreading sand to try and get the pitch in a fit state to play but it was to no avail.

Faulconbridge said: “The pitch made things very difficult on Saturday and even before this weather I was pessimistic the match would go ahead.

“It’s annoying because we have so many games to catch up on. So it looks like another Thursday night match for us.”

While Evo-Stik League chiefs usually require at least 10 days notice to re-arrange a league fixture, it is thought, given the huge backlog FC already has, that the game could go ahead as soon as Thursday.

It would leave FC less than two days to recover for Saturday’s trip to Slough Town.