Game on at The Pilot Field

Hastings United’s game at home to Leiston today (Saturday) is expected to go ahead.

Saturday, 16th March 2013, 8:35 am

The Pilot Field pitch passed an 8.30am inspection so the Ryman Football League Premier Division match should be on unless there is significant rainfall prior to the 3pm kick-off.

United groundsman Simon Rudkins wrote on social network site Twitter: “The pitch has passed an early inspection so at the moment provided no further rain @hastingsufc vs @leistonfc is on.”

The news will come as a massive relief to a United side which is facing a major fixture pile-up after having its last two games postponed. In fact, player-manager Sean Ray has this week urged the league to extend the season by a week to help clubs complete their matches.

Elsewhere today, Sidley United’s game at home to Lancing in Sussex County Football League Division One is subject to a 10am inspection and Bexhill United’s visit from Sussex Division Two leaders Newhaven requires a 9.30am inspection.