Bluebirds game falls to big freeze.

Barrow AFC’s crucial League Two game against Exeter City had fallen victim to the freezing conditions, despite the best efforts of ground staff and volunteers.

Temperatures in the Furness area, and across the country, plummeted to below freezing in the last couple of days, putting the Holker Street pitch in danger of being too hard to be passed fit ahead of the match.

Work was taken out by staff and fans of the Bluebirds alike throughout Monday and Tuesday, using coverings to protect the pitch from the frost overnight, ahead of a pitch inspection at midday today.

A further pitch inspection was made at 4pm, with the match officials happy at the condition of the surface, but further checks just over an hour later saw referee Ross Joyce change his mind, despite initially bringing kick-off forward to 6:30pm.

This further postponement has added to an already packed fixture schedule for the Bluebirds in their battle to avoid relegation.

Written By
Andrew Steel

Andrew Steel

Barrow AFC Correspondent

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