Hartlepool United to await news of a pitch inspection from AFC Fylde as National League clash is thrown in doubt
John Askey’s side are set to face Fylde as we reach the midpoint of the 2023-24 campaign but that fixture is now in doubt with the Coasters confirming there will be a pitch inspection on Saturday.
Hartlepool are due to make the 130-plus mile trip to Lancashire to face the side second-bottom of the National League table in the hope of securing a league double after their 3-1 success back in August in the reverse fixture.
But Pools will face a wait with Fylde revealing there will be a pitch inspection with freezing temperatures set to continue to hit the country overnight.
A club statement read: “A pitch inspection will be held at Mill Farm on Saturday morning ahead of the Coasters’ National League fixture against Hartlepool United.
“Following sub-zero temperatures throughout the week and the forecast showing no signs of improvement overnight, the club has been in contact with the National League, Hartlepool United and the match referee, and it has been decided that a pitch inspection will take place at 9am on Saturday.
“We will provide a full update to supporters via our official website and social media channels following the inspection.”
Hartlepool, themselves, have been hit by the weather this week after they were forced to seek further training facilities due to the snowfall in the North East – the club completing their match preparations at High Tunstall College.