Posh v Crawley Town

Posh fixture with Crawley Town called off. 

Peterborough United have expressed frustration after the match referee has postponed the Bristol Street Motors Trophy fixture with Crawley Town due to a frozen pitch.

The football club requested a pitch inspection at 12.30pm due to our concerns over the playing surface and the EFL arranged for an official to come down to the Weston Homes Stadium to inspect the pitch.

That official communicated his findings with the EFL who requested another pitch inspection at 2.30pm. 

The same official inspected the pitch at 2.30pm and deemed the pitch playable. The match referee, on arrival at the Weston Homes Stadium, then expressed his concerns and made the decision to call the game off. 

The football club are bitterly disappointed that their concerns earlier in the day on the playing surface, the freezing temperatures and the predicted temperatures were not taking into consideration, which has led to this late postponement. 

We sympathise with supporters of both Posh and Crawley for this decision.