Went to Bacup Borough v Colne tonight.
Wasted over 10 quid in diesel.
Despite the area not having any rain for almost a week, Bacup had a (supposedly) waterlogged pitch?
Nothing got posted up on club or NWCL websites (regards notification) until it was far too late.
In an autumn of such mild and dry proportions this really must be a mickey-take? Someones having a laugh for sure.
The NWCL seems to be riddled with dubious postponements and a strengthening stench of incompetence this season.
If you cannot get a game on in such calm weather conditions, you really need to question the standards of the pitch in question.
NWCL Non League clubs need to have a degree of (basic) pitch maintenance strategy (surely), why bother grading a ground for league status if you cannot play on the bloody pitch?
I've come across 3 ridiculous pitch situations in this league this season and its only the start of November (stand up Oldham Boro, Atherton Collieries & Bacup).
Bacup Borough, unfortunately, appear to be habitual offenders.
Just ask any one of the other dozen or so mugs who turned up at the gate 'gobsmacked' this evening if they feel the same way? ....and these were supporters who normally ring up Bacup pre-match 'just in case' they've called it off. The very same people didn't bother doing that this evening, because they all thought it could never be in question!
Don't know why I bother?
Not a good advert for football in the NWCL I'm afraid. Be advised!