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Shrewsbury and Telford games both postponed

By Nathan Judah | Shrewsbury Town FC | Published:

Shrewsbury Town's game with Peterborough and Telford's clash with Alfreton Town have both been postponed due to inclement weather.

Paul Hurst's high flyers were due to face Posh at home, but the Montgomery Waters Meadow pitch is frozen.

With temperatures not set to rise above freezing, an early decision has been taken by the club with supporters travel plans in mind.

Following a pitch inspection this morning ,EFL Referee Rob Lewis made the decision to postpone the game.

Salop's head groundsman Dave Saltman told shrewsburytown.com of the reasons why the game could not go ahead.

“We had the pitch inspection on Tuesday, which we did early so that people weren’t travelling”, said Saltman.

“It was the right decision to make because the pitch was frozen under the covers at the south end and particularly around the corners where the wind was coming in through the stadium, and it’s been getting progressively worse ever since.

“It’s been sub-zero daytime and night time temperatures, you don’t have to look much further than the weather forecast on the TV to see that, and then we’ve also had quite a substantial amount of snow that has been blowing around.

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“We’ve struggled to keep covers down in the last 24-hours with the wind blowing around, so more of the pitch is frozen, but it’s also frozen under the covers further down towards the north end as well, so as much as it is unfortunate it was an easy decision for the referee to make this morning.

“We want to avoid a fixture pile-up and at the moment there’s still quite a few midweek slots available, but we can’t beat the weather."

A new date for the game will be confirmed in due course.

Rob Edwards' Telford are in deep trouble

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Meanwhile Rob Edwards' Telford team have been told, ' there is no chance of the match going ahead,' with regards to tomorrow's National League North game.

The game has been rescheduled to take place on Tuesday March 20.

The Bucks currently find themselves in the relegation zone, three points adrift of 19th placed Tamworth with a game in hand.

Nathan Judah

By Nathan Judah
@njudah_star

Digital Sports Editor for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star

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