WHEN Carnoustie Panmure secretary Russell Park received a telephone call on Thursday morning from his Ballingry Rovers’ counterpart Jim Fox intimating at that point the Fifers’ Ore Park pitch seemed playable, there were high hopes that the Gowfers would at last see some competitive action.
Jim added that if there was any doubt he would arrange for an inspection at around 9 a.m. on Saturday morning.
However, at 8.45 a.m., Russell received another call to say that due to overnight frost the playing surface was frostbound and the match was off, making it seven cancellations in a row for the Gowfers, surely something of a record for the Laing Park club.
With last weekend’s entire East Region fixture card all but wiped out once more, the programme has been carried forward to tomorrow (Saturday), which means Carnoustie are again Ballingry bound in the ACA Sports East Premier League.
Kick-off is again scheduled for 1.45 p.m.
And it was the same all-too-familiar story for Broughty Athletic, with their Emirates Scottish Cup tie at Castle Park in Blantyre postponed yet again, this time due to the pitch being frozen.
An 8.30 a.m. inspection delivered the bad news.
The tie, which has now also been postponed seven times, has been rescheduled for tomorrow (Saturday) with a 1.45 kick-off.