ACADEMY | Big Freeze Hits Academy Matches
05th February 2019 by Jamie Griffiths -
It was a total freeze-out for the Academy matches this weekend, with frozen pitches and hazardous road conditions seeing the first blank weekend of the season.
While the 3G surface was fit to play, neither the opponents for the Under 14 or Under 13 sides were able to make the trip on icy and snow-bound roads, with the Under 12 side facing similar issues.
The Under 15s had their trip cancelled due to a frozen pitch, while the Under 16s traveled to Droitwich only for the game to fall victim to the weather.
Sunday’s Womens match also fell to the conditions, with the Old School Lane pitch still frozen.
Looking ahead to the coming week, the Under 12s are in friendly action at Cheltenham Town, whilst it is Cup weekend for most of the Junior Premier League sides.
The Under 13 side, finalists last season as Under 12s, entertain Cheltenham Town.
The Under 14s take a break from Elite League action to face RTC South Somerset.
The table topping Under 15 side travel to WMA Barnsley for their Trophy game, and the unbeaten Under 16s travel to RTC North Somerset.
The Women are back in Midwest Counties Female Football League at Cookley Ladies (DY10 3RH) on Sunday afternoon in a 2pm kick off.