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Dover Athletic versus Hartlepool United postponed because of a waterlogged pitch


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Dover Athletic have had their 13th match of the season postponed - but it’s the weather that’s let them down this time around.

The majority of their games have been rescheduled due to Covid issues but Saturday’s match at Crabble against Hartlepool United is a non-starter because of a waterlogged pitch.

An early decision was made to save Pool from the expense of a wasted overnight stay. They were two hours into their trip when they got the news that the game was being called off.

A statement from Dover said: "Dover Athletic’s National League fixture against Hartlepool United at Crabble on Saturday has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

"A pitch inspection this morning (Friday) rendered the pitch unplayable and the decision was taken to call the game off.

"The two clubs will now arrange a new date for the game."

Dover have played the joint fewest games in the National League, completing just 15 matches so far. They sit second from bottom in the table, a point above basement side Barnet, who they recently beat.

Andy Hessenthaler’s men are set to host Maidenhead on Tuesday night. Snow is currently forecast for much of the county next week.

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