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Disappointment as Barrow AFC v Macclesfield FA Cup tie is postponed

SUPPORTERS, players, managers and club officials were left disappointed when Barrow AFC's FA Cup second round tie against Macclesfield Town at Holker Street was called off.

Barrow AFC Frozen Pitch
The surface at Holker Street, after Barrow AFC's FA Cup clash with Macclesfield was called off by the referee less than two hours before kick-off due to a frozen pitch

A statement on Barrow's official club website says: "Barrow's FA Cup tie was called off at 1pm after failing a lunchtime inspection.

"The game looked set to go ahead following a 9am inspection when hard areas were expected to thaw in the rising temperatures.

"However, these areas had not improved to the match referee's satisfaction when he came back at lunchtime and hence the decision was made to postpone the game.

"The game will now be played on Tuesday, December 11th with a possible replay pushed back a further week to December 18th.

"Barrow AFC regret any inconvenience caused and fans already with tickets should keep them for December 11th."

Both Barrow and Macclesfield will now join all the Premier League big boys in the hat for the third round draw, which takes place tomorrow (Sunday), live on ITV at 2.40pm. Barrow/Macclesfield will be ball number 57.


Have your say

I would like to back up my son here and say bring on Cardiff! I can confirm andy was watcing x factor on saturday - with his girlfreined, yes my andy has his first girlfriend who would of though it. Anyway all the best barrow, all bluebirds are blue......

Posted by mike leech on 4 December 2012 at 13:29

hay leechy, yoor not the only one whoos disss... dasop... upset that the game wos off, my misses took me to the trafford sentre on saturday to look at curtans for our new flat dead boring it wos. anyway i cant wait for the replay next week im buzzin for it, come on you bluebids.

Posted by devs on 3 December 2012 at 19:36

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