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Pompey's Grounds Team Are 'Highly Commended'

Fratton's pitch impressed during the 2020/21 season

12 May 2021

Fratton Park

Pompey’s grounds team have been highly commended for their work on the Fratton Park pitch during the 2021/22 season.

Despite a delayed start to the campaign causing a congestion of games, the surface received consistent praise for its pristine condition.

Doncaster collected the ‘Grounds Team of the Season’ award for League One, with Watford and Forest Green winning the Championship and League Two awards respectively.

Other clubs who were highly commended included Bournemouth, Stoke, Plymouth, Shrewsbury, Carlisle and Cheltenham.

An EFL statement said: “The 2020/2021 season has been extremely challenging for all clubs in relation to their pitches but, as ever, ground staff have produced some fantastic work throughout the campaign.

“Carrying out a tremendously important job to prepare their respective pitches for matches and maintain them throughout the calendar, things were made more difficult this season due to the lack of time to carry out pitch maintenance and renovations at the end of the 2019/20 season, along with the intense fixture schedule for this season following the outbreak of Covid-19 in March 2020.

“As the 2020/21 campaign draws to a close, grounds teams up and down the country have been recognised for their continued commitment and efforts.”

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