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WIGAN GAME CALLED OFF

Match postponed

30 January 2021

Northampton Town's Sky Bet League 1 match with Wigan Athletic on Saturday was postponed.

The mixture of rain and snow through the week as well as on Friday night and Saturday morning left the pitch very wet, and Groundsman Paul Knowles explained the situation.

"The pitch was vertidrained and aerated this week but the problem we have is that the water table in the area is just so high," said Groundsman Paul Knowles.

"Anyone driving in from junction 15a of the M1 will see the fields around the river close to the stadium are completely under water and that has a knock on effect to our drainage system further down the line.

"The water is actually coming up from under the pitch. The holes we put in the pitch this week are now filling up from below and the rain and snow we have had have just added to the problem.

"In a normal January we would maybe expect around 40mm of rain here, so far this month we have 80mm and that has built up and left everywhere very wet."

No new date for the game has yet been arranged, but any iFollow match passes purchased will be valid for the re-arranged game. If you are not a season ticket holder and you paid for an individual match pass and would like a refund, please email details to ifollow@efl.com


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