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Daish not happy with late York postponement
EBBSFLEET manager Liam Daish has questioned why Saturday’s FA Trophy tie at York City was called off on the day of the game.
The Conference duo were due to meet at Bootham Crescent in the third round of non-league’s big knockout competition before the match was postponed on Saturday.
It meant a wasted trip for the Fleet after they travelled north the day before for an overnight stay and Daish was far from happy with the way the matter was handled.
He said: “It was very frustrating.
“They had a pitch inspection at 12.30pm on the Friday and at that stage the game was still on.
“I got a phone call at 9am on the Saturday to say there would be another inspection in half an hour by the match official.
“We were told the game was on the day before, so it was a bit of a surprise.”
Daish was joined at the early morning inspection by Fleet secretary Peter Danzey and although it soon became clear frost had hit the pitch hard, a final decision was put back until lunchtime to give the sun every chance to thaw the ground.
That failed to happen and the game was rearranged for tomorrow, although this is already in major doubt after the subsequent snow which fell over the weekend.
Daish added: “We are waiting to see what will happen.
“The reports are telling me it isn’t too clever up there at the minute and they are going to make a decision today.”
If as expected the game does bite the dust, Daish will be hoping for an improvement in conditions ahead of Saturday’s home league game with Alfreton at Stonebridge Road.
Ebbsfleet drew 2-2 at Alfreton earlier in the campaign and Daish is hoping they can claim all three points this time.
He added: “It will be a difficult game for us.
“They are a very physical side, as we found out up there.
“It was a very entertaining game but we will have to be better than we were that day if we are to get a win.”
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