Blyth Spartans v Kendal Town match postponed but Kendal RUFC optimistic for Penrith derby game

First published in Sport The Westmorland Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

KENDAL Town's trip to Blyth Spartans in the Evo-Stik Premier Division tomorrow has been called off, but Kendal RUFC's crunch home derby with Penrith passed an afternoon pitch inspection at Mint Bridge.

This afternoon (Friday) officials at Blyth called the game off because of snow combined with freezing conditions over the past few days, and the forecast for the North East suggests more of the same to come.

In place of the match, a training game will take place on the 3G pitches at Dallam from 11.30am tomorrow (Saturday) for anybody wishing to watch.

But a 2pm pitch inspection at Mint Bridge, carried out by a local referee, club chairman Dr Stephen Green, and the club President, Roger Wilson, declared the ground suitable as of today.

Wilson confirmed that 70 per cent of the pitch is clear of snow and "green".

There is planned to be a further inspection by a referee at 9.30 am tomorrow (Saturday) morning, then a final decision will be made.

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