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Apology follows late postponement of King's Lynn Town match




Gloucester City have apologised after their match with King's Lynn Town was postponed little more than an hour before the scheduled kick-off this evening.

Fans, players and officials were left to make the long, frustrating journey home after conditions at the Jubilee Stadium, which the home side shares with Evesham United, were deemed unplayable at around 6.30pm.

A post on the Gloucester City Twitter account said: "Apologies to anyone who made the journey to the game this evening, earlier in the day we were told the pitch did not need further inspection.

A waterlogged pitch has forced the postponement of King's Lynn Town's match with Gloucester City (28871679)
A waterlogged pitch has forced the postponement of King's Lynn Town's match with Gloucester City (28871679)

"Safe journey home to everyone associated with @officialKLtown."

But Lynn director of football Rob Back replied: "Total Embarrassment you should be ashamed."

And fans on both sides questioned why the club hadn't done more to check conditions earlier.

Meanwhile, Linnets chairman Stephen Cleeve has said he will pay for the fuel used by fans who travelled by minibus to attend the rearranged fixture, once a date is fixed.

He also thanked the A10 Autocentre, who he revealed have donated a vehicle for the rearranged match.


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