Notts County have lost yet another National League fixture as the frost has put an end to their fixture at Solihull Moors tonight (Tuesday 24 January).
The news was announced ahead of a schedule 1pm pitch inspection at the Armco Arena, as the match referee inspected the surface at midday instead.
A statement from Notts County said that the referee “concluded that that there was no possibility of the game being played.”
Their statement continued: “In anticipation of this outcome, on Monday we suggested to our opponents that the match could be moved to Wednesday but this was not met with their approval.”
Solihull Moors released a statement of their own to say: “Despite the club’s best efforts, the match referee conducted a pitch inspection this afternoon and deemed the playing surface as too dangerous for the match to go ahead.”
It is of course the second straight game that County have lost to the freezing winter conditions, with their visit to Chesterfield last Saturday also called off on the day of the game due to a frozen pitch.
This evening's trip to the West Midlands has been postponed.
— Notts County FC (@Official_NCFC) January 24, 2023
Tonight, the National League has also lost ties between Yeovil and Wealdstone, Maidenhead and Southend, and Boreham Wood and Dorking Wanderers, again decimating their fixture list.
Rearrangements will be agreed in due course, but these are headaches that club managers and secretaries can ill afford at this stage of the season.
County could lose top spot tonight as Wrexham are in action, while with Chesterfield also making up one of their games in hand, they will certainly have an eye on results elsewhere.
Luke Williams’ side return to action on Saturday when they host FC Halifax Town, who currently sit 15th in the table.
The County faithful and Williams’ players will no doubt be raring to go in that match, so full attentions will turn to that one now.