Tonbridge Angels: Work continues to restore the Longmead Stadium pitch to a satisfactory condition following the extreme rains of November and December
TONBRIDGE ANGELS must travel to Folkestone Invicta to play their Kent Senior Cup Second Round tie on Tuesday night after the Kent Football Association switched the venue.
The original tie was due to be played on 7 Tuesday, but the game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Longmead Stadium and the pitch is currently unplayable.
National League South games against Maidstone United (26 December), Hampton & Richmond Borough (18 January), Maidstone United (28 January) and Wealdstone (1 February) have also been called off.
A Tonbridge Angels statement said: “We trust supporters will understand the reason for this change as work continues to restore the Longmead Stadium pitch to a satisfactory condition following the extreme rains of November and December.
“The additional days of rest for the pitch will give a greater chance of our home Vanarama National League South game against Hungerford Town going ahead on Saturday 15 February.
“We thank our good friends at Folkestone Invicta for their co-operation in this matter and apologise to supporters for any inconvenience this change may cause.
“We hope as many of you as possible will be able to make it down to the Kent coast to support The Angels.”
Steve McKimm’s side slumped into the bottom two at the weekend due to their inactivity and welcome basement side Hungerford Town if the pitch is in a playable condition next Saturday (15:00).
Hungerford are seven points adrift, although the Angels have three games in hand.
Neil Cugley’s Folkestone Invicta, meanwhile, are in second-place in the Isthmian League Premier Division table and travel to leaders Worthing next weekend five points adrift of their opponents with 29 games played.
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