FC Halifax Town v Hartlepool United: Frozen pitch postpones game

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Both clubs confrmed a pitch inspection scheduled for 13:00 GMT had been cancelled as the surface was playable

FC Halifax Town's National League fixture against Hartlepool United was called off just over an hour before kick-off on Tuesday after their playing surface failed a pitch inspection.

Both teams had arrived at The Shay when a second inspection was called, but a patch of field in front of the South Stand remained frozen.

It is the second time the fixture has been postponed for a frozen pitch.

The original match on 2 January was also curtailed by the problem.

Both the Shaymenexternal-link and Pools tweetedexternal-link earlier in the day that a proposed pitch inspection at 13:00 GMT had been cancelled as the surface had been "deemed as playable".

A new date for the fixture will be announced in due course.

Halifax are sixth in the National League table, with Hartlepool second, eight points behind leaders Torquay United.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 12th January 2021

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Torquay17122338172138
2Hartlepool179352619730
3Sutton United148332516927
4Stockport147342216624
5Altrincham186662021-124
6Halifax176562821723
7Notts County147251913623
8Maidenhead United147252121023
9Bromley146442317622
10Boreham Wood146441711622
11Solihull Moors137151813522
12Woking166372018221
13Aldershot166372222021
14Wealdstone166372333-1021
15Eastleigh135532115620
16Wrexham146261716120
17Chesterfield156182620619
18Dag & Red145361114-318
19Yeovil154562024-417
20King's Lynn144371831-1315
21Weymouth1623111731-149
22Barnet142391135-249
23Dover11218726-197
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