Poppies' FA Trophy tie with Brakes called off

A pitch inspection took place this morning

Saturday, 16th January 2021, 9:33 am
Updated Saturday, 16th January 2021, 9:37 am
Kettering Town's FA Trophy fourth-round tie with Leamington has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch. Picture by Peter Short

Kettering Town's Buildbase FA Trophy clash with Leamington this afternoon (Saturday) has been postponed.

A pitch inspection took place at Latimer Park this morning but, after a large amount of rainfall over the past few days, the surface was deemed waterlogged.

It means the fourth-round clash will now have to be re-arranged, potentially for Tuesday night.

And it means both teams will be in Monday's fifth-round draw, which is due to take place at 1pm.

It is the second weekend in a row that the Poppies have seen a home game called off after their Vanarama National League North clash with Gateshead fell victim to a frozen pitch last Saturday.