This will be a brief report for reasons which will become evident.
Today I was due to return to London after Christmas and New Year with Michelle. I had noticed that Spennymoor were playing in an 11am kick off at Consett. i had checked the kick off time more than once and it was definitely 11am.
Consett was just off the A68 road I would be driving down, so I detoured to Bell Vue the home of Consett AFC arriving 15 minutes before the advertised kick off only to find the game had been postponed. Why? well the referee said the pitch was frozen. This was a little odd as apparently the Spennymoor team were prevented from warming up on the pitch as it was cutting up! Hardly frozen by the sounds of it.
The game was apparently called off about 25 minutes before kick off much to the annoyance of those fans who had made the trip to the ground, especially after the pitch had been passed fit by a local referee at 09:00! The matter has been the subject of much debate on non league forums in the north east.
Me? I drove on south and headed back to an empty house and no Christmas Decorations and was left to reflect the fact that whilst I had great food over Christmas and lots to drink, I had no Christmas cake this year