Imps’ FA Cup replay against Hereford postponed

Lincoln City’s FA Cup second round clash with Hereford United has been postponed due to a frozen pitch.

After conducting a pitch inspection at 5.00 today, match official Gary Sutton deemed the Sincil Bank pitch unplayable as significant areas near the South Park end of the stadium still frozen.


Grenada international Delroy Facey is the only Lincoln City player who has played competitive football this month. Photo: Tom Farmery

It represents further frustration for Imps boss Steve Tilson, whose side has not played since Saturday, November 27th, when they drew the original FA Cup second round tie 2-2 at Hereford’s Edgar Street.

Tilson had to make do with a session at Scunthorpe United’s training ground last Thursday, and also used various local gyms and sports halls to ensure his players remained fit.

Imps forward Delroy Facey – who has recently returned from international duty for Grenada – echoed his manager’s exasperation.

He said: “It’s a shock. I came back expecting to have missed three or four games, and I’ve only missed one. I’ve played more in the last two weeks than I think we’ve played in the last two months here.  To be match fit and come back to this weather is a bit annoying really.  Such is football, you just have to make do. Obviously, if the game’s off, you just have to train as normal and keep yourself ticking over.”

A new date for the fixture has yet to be announced.

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