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Shaymen Forced to Play Friendly at Doncaster Behind Closed Doors
Shaymen Forced to Play Friendly at Doncaster Behind Closed Doors
A now managerless Motorama National League club FC Halifax Town’s home friendly with Doncaster Rovers will now take place at Doncaster’s training ground behind closed doors.
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At 1pm today the Shaymen were notified by Calderdale Council that the pitch was not fit to be played on.

 

Subsequently a soil specialist has been called in to mitigate any potential serious problems with the grass and work with the Council to provide a longer-term solution.

 

Gary Byrnes, the head of Calderdale Council`s sports services, said: ''We really appreciate the club`s efforts to change the fixture to protect the playing surface and we understand it's a huge inconvenience to all concerned. This will now allow my team to work tirelessly on the pitch to ensure its fit purpose and to the standard it needs to be for professional Football."  

 

Both clubs were still keen to play the fixture, and with this is mind Doncaster kindly agreed to allow the game to be played behind closed doors at their training ground tomorrow evening

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Shaymen Forced to Play Friendly at Doncaster Behind Closed Doors
Shaymen Forced to Play Friendly at Doncaster Behind Closed Doors
Monday 15 July 19 I 18:11:19
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At 1pm today the Shaymen were notified by Calderdale Council that the pitch was not fit to be played on.

 

Subsequently a soil specialist has been called in to mitigate any potential serious problems with the grass and work with the Council to provide a longer-term solution.

 

Gary Byrnes, the head of Calderdale Council`s sports services, said: ''We really appreciate the club`s efforts to change the fixture to protect the playing surface and we understand it's a huge inconvenience to all concerned. This will now allow my team to work tirelessly on the pitch to ensure its fit purpose and to the standard it needs to be for professional Football."  

 

Both clubs were still keen to play the fixture, and with this is mind Doncaster kindly agreed to allow the game to be played behind closed doors at their training ground tomorrow evening

Copyright Non League Today. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to the Non League Today website as the source and a link back to the Non League Today website.
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