Match at Atherton Collieries postponed due to waterlogged pitch

Match at Atherton Collieries postponed due to waterlogged pitch

Saturday’s Evo-Stik North Division fixture between South Shields and Atherton Collieries was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

After an inspection by Atherton club officials on the morning of the game, the pitch was judged playable.

However, by the time Shields players and staff had arrived at the Kensite Stadium, there was standing water on the pitch, and the match officials deemed the surface unplayable.

After the game was postponed, the Mariners walked to the Rope and Anchor pub, where they met supporters before returning home.

The club would like to say a huge thanks to all those who travelled for their magnificent support.

IMAGE: Peter Talbot.