Newport County v Hartlepool United postponed: Rodney Parade waterlogged

Ronnie Moore: Another postponement

Ronnie Moore: Another postponement

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Hartlepool United’s game at Newport County is off.

The crucial League Two match was postponed following an 8am pitch inspection at Rodney Parade.

“Fans who have bought tickets will be able to claim a refund or use their tickets for the re-arranged game.”

Pools statement

Heavy overnight rain in South Wales left the playing surface extremely heavy and County officials contacted the referee to arrange an early-morning inspection.

The official ruled the pitch unplayable leaving Ronnie Moore’s men kicking their heels again.

It is the third fixture in a row to fall victim to the weather.

The Boxing Day match against Notts County at Victoria Park was washed out, while the scheduled trip to Carlisle United on the Bank Holiday Monday was off due to the flooding in Cumbria.

Pools have not played since the last-gasp defeat at Plymouth Argyle on Saturday December 19 and won’t play again in the League again until January 16 when Wycombe Wanderers. come to the Vic.

Next weekend, Pools face an FA Cup third-round tie against Derby County.

A Pools statement said: “No new date has yet been arranged for the fixture but we’ll have details as soon as they’re confirmed.

“Fans who have bought tickets will be able to claim a refund or use their tickets for the re-arranged game.”