12th October 2017 by Jamie Griffiths - Club News
Eastleigh have confirmed that Saturday’s game will take place as planned at Eastleigh.
The Hampshire club had spent the week working on their pitch after drainage issues caused the late cancellation of their recent Vanarama National game against Chester.
The statement released by Eastleigh is as follows;
Over the past fortnight, extensive repair work has taken place on the south west corner of the pitch following the postponement of the league fixture with Chester FC.
The club have gone to great lengths to rectify the issue, seeking assistance from a National League approved contractor.
Ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup tie with Hereford FC, an FA sanctioned pitch inspection has taken place, and the club are delighted to announce that a qualified match official has deemed the pitch playable, and has consulted the match referee. The fixture will take place at The Silverlake Stadium as planned – 3 pm kick-off.
The club would like to thank all supporters for their patience on this issue – as it stands, no further pitch inspections are scheduled.
The club would also like to thank Havant and Waterlooville Football Club for their full support during this period – a contingency plan to play the fixture at Westleigh Park was in place had The Silverlake pitch been deemed unsuitable.
Dealings with Havant and Waterlooville have been extremely positive over the past week, which reiterates our good relationship with the club.
Tickets for the fixture remain on sale from the ticket office.
— Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) October 12, 2017