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31st January 2013 23:50

Cox unfazed by fixture pile up
VIDEO - Paul Cox is in conversation with our Head of Media & Communications Mark Stevenson

29th January 2013

Paul Cox says he and his players are not daunted by a crammed fixture schedule facing them.

Cox's men play 16 games in two months, while tonight's postponed match at Hereford is likely to be re-arranged for April.

"It doesn't frighten me. Lads enjoy playing," said Cox. "The squad is fit at the minute and it doesn't phase me one bit. The proof in the pudding though will be by the end of March to see how we've come through it.

"The squad here understands that everyone will play a part in what could be an exciting finish to the season," he added.


Mansfield Match OFF
Tue 29 Jan 2013 2pm , Author: Mark Farmer

Tonight's league encounter with Mansfield Town has been postponed following a pitch inspection this afternoon.

The Hereford United ground-staff have worked tirelessly on the pitch in an attempt to make it playable, but the match referee has deemed it unplayable due to it being water-logged.

Things had looked promising after an early inspection this morning, but continuous light rain has rendered some areas of the pitch very soggy with standing water


Mansfield Town trip to Hereford is called off
chad.co.uk Tuesday 29 January 2013 5pm

MANSFIELD Town's game at Hereford United tonight has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch.


A local referee said the pitch was playable first thing today but, with further rain forcecast, a decision was left until 2pm when the match referee, who had to travel up from Plymouth, arrived to find the surface waterlogged and called the game off.

The Mansfield Town team at least hadn't left the One Call Stadium, waiting on the inspection before setting out.

But the postponement further lengthens Stags' backlog of games with no further free midweek dates to play it until April


Hereford pitch to be inspected
mansfieldtown.net, 10:25 29th January 2013

A pitch inspection will be carried out this afternoon at Edgar Street, Hereford United, ahead of tonight's proposed match (7.45pm)


Match referee Lee Swabey will conduct the pitch inspection at 2pm after heavy rain has cast the game into doubt.

A Hereford United statement read: "An initial inspection has taken place this morning, with the pitch deemed playable at present, based on the current weather conditions, and the course of action that the groundstaff are currently undertaking.

"However, with rain forecast throughout the afternoon problems may occur later.

"The groundstaff are currently working on a few problem areas of the pitch, and will continue to do so throughout the day."

We will let our fans know of a decision as soon as possible


Concerns Over Edgar Street Pitch
Mon 28 Jan 2013 8.30pm
Author: Jamie Griffiths


There are concerns over the state of the Edgar Street pitch following heavy rainfall during this afternoon in Hereford.

The pitch has been worked on all day by the Edgar Street groundstaff who have added over 10 tonne of sand to saturated areas of the pitch.

However, a spell of heavy rain during the afternoon has led to concerns over the state of the pitch ahead of tomorrow's game.

The situation is being monitored closely, a local referee is on standby to inspect the pitch tomorrow morning should the need arise.

We'll have news of any inspection as and when it is confirmed



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