Fareham-Christchurch postponed after rain

By Connor Steel

FAREHAM TOWN FC have confirmed their league match versus Christchurch on Saturday (26/11) has sadly been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Cams Alders; the grass surface again ultimately failing to pass a precautionary inspection just hours before kick off following heavy downpours across Hampshire overnight.

The announcement was shared just after 10:30am on social media and is an only casualty of a busy Wessex League Premier schedule after sunny periods throughout Friday; which proved not enough to deem the pitch surface playable particularly with the region being under a yellow warning for rain showers from around 3pm.

It is the Creeksiders’ third home encounter to be cancelled due to weather encounters in November after the club failed to play their matches against Shaftesbury and Pagham as planned. Questions will likely be raised about their two home clashes due over the coming seven days, given further showers are forecast this week.

The Creeksiders are already facing fixture congestion with a total of six matches currently scheduled before Christmas; the first being their rearranged Wessex League Cup home encounter with Pagham. No matches will be played on Tuesday night due to the FIFA World Cup group tie between England and Wales in Qatar.

At the time of writing on Saturday (1:45pm) it appears that Gosport’s planned away journey to Yate Town and AFC Portchester’s trip to Brockenhurst remain unaffected; both due to kick off at 3pm. The same applies for the tie between Fleetlands and Verwood Town at Powder Monkey Park, which begins slightly earlier at 2pm.

PICTURED BY FAREHAM TOWN FC: Graphic showing whenever a scheduled game has been postponed.