No sooner had Eastleigh News posted details of tonights friendly against Portsmouth then Jamie Montigue – who supplies the spitfires match reports – tweeted to say it had been called off!
He has posted this statement from Eastleigh FC on his website:
We regret that the proposed friendly with Portsmouth tonight (Monday) has been called off. A small section of the pitch has not thawed, and with temperatures set to plummet again this evening, we have reluctantly postponed the game.
Guy Whittingham and Ian Woane came over at luch time, and along with Bairdy we all agreed that the risk of injury was not one any of us were prepared to take. We are also mindful that the really cold weather would detract from a decent possible attendance and perhaps endanger safety – thus the decision to put the game off.
We have agreed with PFC to re-arrange the fixture as soon as a better spell of weather looks imminent (subject to a mutually convenient date).