Borough keen on switch to 3G in quest for action

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Todmorden Borough boss Craig Milnes has taken drastic steps to try to ensure his players return to action on Saturday for the first time since late November.

Borough are due to make a third attempt to play their West Lancashire League divisional cup match at home to Kendal County.

With rain-lashed Bellholme most unlikely to be fit, after five successive postponements there, Milnes has booked the 3G pitch at Fearns School, Bacup for the game.

Milnes is hopeful that league chiefs and Kendal will agree to the match going ahead on the artifical surface.

Milnes said: “I can’t see our pitch being fit. It is very wet and while the weather forecast is not as bad as it was earlier in the week we are still due to get rain, snow and sleet.

“We need to get a game played otherwise the lads will find something else to do.

“So I have booked the 3G pitch and I am 99.9 per cent certain we will be able to play on there.”

This Saturday’s fixture was due to be against Kendal in the league. However, it will now be the cup game between the sides following last Saturday’s postponement.

The match was called off at 10am, although Borough had warned their Cumbrian visitors on Friday that a miracle would be needed for the pitch to dry out sufficiently.

The Todmorden players had a light training session on the five-a-side pitch at Todmorden Sports Centre late on Saturday morning.