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Portsmouth FC Women Statement: Gillingham Postponement

League fixture called off shortly before kick-off

26 January 2020

Portsmouth FC Women

Pompey’s FA Women's National League fixture against Gillingham was postponed shortly before kick-off this afternoon (January 26).

An initial decision to go ahead with the game was made following a thorough inspection of the pitch from the grounds team at Baffins Milton Rovers.

However, the referee deemed the surface to be unplayable after conducting a further inspection while the teams were warming-up.

Blues boss Jay Sadler said: "I’m extremely disappointed with the decision that was made.

"Having now seen the state of pitches up and down the country, it baffles me to think ours was deemed unplayable."

Jay Sadler

"Both teams warmed-up as normal with no issues and having now seen the state of pitches up and down the country, it baffles me to think ours was deemed unplayable.

"My appreciation goes out to all at Baffins Milton Rovers, who worked tirelessly hard throughout the week to ensure the pitch was playable.

“Myself, the staff, the players and volunteers at the club are extremely frustrated and we would like to thank all the supporters who turned out for us today."

Everyone at Pompey Women would like to apologise to our fans for the decision that was taken.


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