Newport P-P Macclesfield

Newport's Blue Square Bet Premier match with Macclesfield has been postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

Officials ruled the Rodney Parade pitch unplayable, after heavy rain overnight, at a pitch inspection a few hours before kick-off.

The Welsh side are facing a fixture backlog.

Newport boss Justin Edinburgh has already criticised the Football Conference as they are asking his side to play four games in eight days.

With five weeks of the season remaining, County still have 12 league games to play.


Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"We are bitterly disappointed but the ground staff here have worked tirelessly throughout the morning and at one stage I thought the game would go ahead. We ran out of time and that is a shame.

"We have a hectic fixture schedule now and it is going to take a great deal of effort, but with this group of players I know they will give me everything they have got.

"Our backs are up against the wall in the push for the title, but we will give it everything we have got. We cannot afford to have any more fixtures cancelled now."

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