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Sheffield FC Manager Ian Whitmore on the waterlogged pitch at their Dronfield ground following the recent heavy rainfalls
Sheffield FC Manager Ian Whitmore on the waterlogged pitch at their Dronfield ground following the recent heavy rainfalls
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Sheffield lost yet another home game to the weather after further heavy rain left the notoriously wet Dronfield pitch with standing water leaving the postponement of the match with table topping Halesowen Town last weekend a mere formality.

With the club understood to be struggling financially it only serves to add to the burden with no income coming through the turnstiles.

Although matches are rearranged for a later date, which is more often than not midweek, it generally sees a drop in footfall through the gates with less people attending midweek matches leaving a loss in revenue that can’t be recovered.

Another problem is the mounting home games the club have to squeeze in.

Sheffield have 17 games remaining of which 12 are at Dronfield and while it’s not a major problem at the moment to get the games in, it won’t take many more postponements for it to become a concern. The league season is set to officially close on Saturday, April 26 wo with 12 Saturday and 11 midweek dates avail Club have a little leeway as things stand.

But with the likelihood of more wet spells and the possibility of snow, the picture could quickly change.

Meanwhile, the game against Halesowen has now been rearranged for Tuesday, April 1.