Hereford & Worcester

Hereford United football match cancelled due to rain

Rain in Herefordshire has led to the cancellation of Hereford United's game against Newport County.

A club spokesman said it had rained heavily all night and after an early pitch inspection at Edgar Street, the game had been called off.

Flood warnings remain in place in several areas across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

The Environment Agency said water levels for large rivers were dropping but more rain was forecast.

David Keyte, chairman of Hereford United, said the weather forecast was always against them.

"In fact the local referee said it was unplayable yesterday teatime but the conference officials wanted us to give it as long as we could," he said.

"But the rain came in and it is obviously the right decision."

Hereford resident councillor Polly Andrews said the rain had been coming down heavily.

"I haven't been down to the water so I don't know if the River Wye is flooded," she said. "But there is water everywhere."

Flood warnings in place include the River Severn at Upton-on-Severn and south Worcester.

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