Hartlepool Utd’s match at Oldham Athletic is postponed

John Hughes. Picture by FRANK REID

John Hughes. Picture by FRANK REID

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HARTLEPOOL United’s League One fixture at Oldham Athletic on Tuesday night has been postponed.

Officials took the decision following a 10am pitch inspection.

A statement on Pools’ website read: “Concerns for the fixture grew on Monday after temperatures plummeted below zero over the weekend, leaving Oldham’s playing surface frozen even under protective covers.

“Another cold blast overnight meant matters hadn’t improved this morning and a planned 12noon inspection was brought forward to 10am, after which the game was postponed.”

The game has been re-arranged for Tuesday 19, March (7.45pm kick-off).