Regular Guildford City supporters will have read in the most recent match day programme of the pending drainage works to be undertaken on a section of the Spectrum pitch. The works will put the pitch out of action for a six week period between 19 October – 27 November, and will hopefully resolve the problems where an obstinate corner of the pitch simply refused to drain in poor weather, resulting in a significant number of postponements. We are grateful to Horley Town, Bedfont Sports and the Combined Counties League for their understanding, and the League has issued the following statement:
“With the problem now identified, the League has agreed, in the greater interest, that the required work can be carried out during the latter part of October and early November. As a result, and thanks to the co-operation of their opponents, Guildford’s home match on 31 October against Horley Town has been put back to 16 January, whilst their away match against Horley will now take place on Tuesday 27 October. It wasn’t possible to simply switch the fixtures due to Dorking sharing at Horley, the latter already having a home match scheduled for Saturday 31 October.
It was easier to switch the matches between Guildford and Bedfont Sports so that, now, Guildford will travel to Bedfont Sports on Saturday 7 November, with the fixture reversed on Saturday 6 February. Guildford are due to be away on both Saturday 14 and 21 November which will allow all the work to be completed and the pitch fully restored prior to the next home game against Camberley Town on Saturday 28 November.”