Hartlepool United's Chester trip called OFF
Hartlepool United's trip to Chester's Deva Stadium has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
Pools were due to travel to the North West tomorrow (3pm kick-off) but the decision has been taken to postpone the game in advance, with yet more bad weather forecast overnight.
No date has been set for the re-arrangement of the fixture.
Craig Harrison's men will instead have the weekend off, with 48 hours extra preparation for Monday's clash with Gateshead at the Vic.
Confirming the news, a statement on Pools website reads: "Saturday’s game at Chester has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
"Heavy rainfall throughout the day in the area left Chester officials concerned so a 5pm pitch inspection was arranged and the game was subsequently postponed.
"More bad weather forecast for during the night was a factor in the decision and it was felt an early postponement was preferable to allowing visiting fans to make a wasted journey.
"No date for a the re-arranged game has yet been confirmed."