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Chatham Town secretary Henry Longhurst says fixture pile-up is becoming a big problem

14 February 2014
by Luke Cawdell

Chatham secretary Henry Longhurst admits his job is becoming a “nightmare".

Chats’ midweek Robert Dyas League Cup quarter-final against Grays became the latest game to fall victim to the weather.

The rescheduling of the many postponed games is the responsibility of club secretaries. Chatham have already scheduled in games for every midweek, bar one, between now and the end of the season.

Mr Longhurst said: “I’ve been at Chatham for 12 years and the last six as secretary. Before that I was a referee for 17 years and I also played. I have never known anything like this.

“There are teams who are going to be playing three times a week and at least twice a week between now and the end of the season.

“If this weather goes on for another two weeks, then I am not sure what we are going to do. Getting players to all of these games is the next problem as we have people who work in the City and school teachers as well.”

Chatham are due to play away at Heybridge Swifts on Saturday but that game is a doubt.

The cup game against Grays, postponed from Wednesday, has been scheduled in for Monday and has now been switched to Chatham’s Maidstone Road.


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