Fleetdown United granted permission to postpone game through injuries as Erith 147 Sports say: We feel we have been unjustly dealt with

Sunday 27th March 2016

ERITH 147 SPORTS have reacted angrily following the news that their  opponents have been granted permission to have the day off tomorrow through players being injured.

They were scheduled to play Dartford-based outfit Fleetdown United in the NRG Gym Kent County League Premier Division at the STC Sports Club, Ivor Grove, New Eltham.

“Our game tomorrow against Fleetdown has been called off after they emailed the League on Saturday evening saying they were unable to field a team due to injuries picked up during Saturday’s game against Metrogas,” said an Erith 147 Sports statement.

“The League have agreed to postpone the fixture for this reason despite their reserves having a fixture tomorrow.

“The rules state that if a first team cannot field a side then the reserves must take the fixture.

“if a game can be called off because a team has injuries then there would be 50 games every weekend cancelled as every club gets injuries, it’s part and parcel of football.

“We feel we have been unjustly dealt with in this matter and Erith 147 as a club are not prepared to accept this decision.

“We feel strongly that this is a huge breach of League rules and if we feel that sanctions must be made.

“All we want as a club is a fair playing field. We have gone from playing Metrogas, which has changed to Fleetdown and now we have no game at all!

“The Kent County Premier Division is two steps away from semi-professional football and a League that is growing every year but today we feel the decision that has been made is totally wrong and goes against everything that we all believe in which is abiding by the riles and every club being treated equally.”

Erith 147 Sports are second in the League table, having collected 12 wins, four draws and three defeats this season and are three points adrift of leaders Faversham Strike Force going into the last nine league games of the season, while Fleetdown United sit in eighth-place.