South West Peninsula League evokes severe weather measures...again

South West Peninsula League evokes severe weather measures...again

South West Peninsula League evokes severe weather measures...again

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The South West Peninsula League has evoked its "severe weather postponement procedure" yet again, with heavy rain forecast throughout Friday.

It allows clubs to postpone games on Friday without the need for a Saturday morning pitch inspection.

In a statement this morning, league secretary Phil Hiscox said: "It is of course inevitable that I once again invoke the "severe weather postponement procedure" which as many of you will now know, means in its simplest form, that I will accept postponements of tomorows games from now on, rather than the day of the match itself, and without a need for a formal referees pitch inspection."

Falmouth Town are to host Elburton Villa, Penryn Athletic travel to Foxhole, Porthleven entertain Penzance at Gala Parc, and Helston Athletic are scheduled to make the trip to Devon to play Vospers Oak Villa - all are now in doubt.

Perhaps the weekend's biggest game is set to take place at Under Lane where Combination League Wendron United will face holders Bodmin Town in the quarter finals of the Cornwall Senior Cup.

St Blazey play Godolphin Atlantic, but St Austell's game against Combination League St Day has already been called off.

Hiscox said he would continue to monitor the situation, and post information about cancellations on the league's website as and when he received it.

He also praised groundstaff and league officials, and sympathised with clubs who have suffered financial losses due to recent cancellations.

"Whilst the strain of not playing football is nothing compared to the misery caused to those who have been flooded in their homes or are living without electricity etc, the league officers are very concerned that the impact of this weather is having on clubs who rely on being open for business with clubhouses, gate revenue," he said.

"I would make a plea to frustrated fans and players - and I share that frustration - but this weather is no one's fault, and we are all - clubs, groundstaff, fixture arrangers etc - doing our very best, but in very testing circumstances at present." 

 

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