Sheffield United: Match-off decision was unavoidable

Pitch problems: There have been problems with the Lane pitch area ever since the heavy snow just after Christmas and yesterdays match fell victim to the weather

Pitch problems: There have been problems with the Lane pitch area ever since the heavy snow just after Christmas and yesterdays match fell victim to the weather

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SHEFFIELD United were “left with no option” but to postpone last night’s League One fixture with Crawley Town, a representative of the club has insisted.

Local referee Anthony Tankard, working in consultation with match official Nigel Miller, declared the game could not go ahead as scheduled following a pitch inspection at Bramall Lane yesterday.

Despite apologising for “any inconvenience caused” to “supporters of both teams,” a United spokesperson told The Star: “There really was no other choice, given the condition of the playing surface following some inclement weather and reports of yet more to come later in the evening.

 

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