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Salford City game at Barrow postponed despite claims of ‘playable playing surface’

Salford City’s League Two game away at Barrow has been postponed this afternoon despite claims from the home club that the surface is playable.

Referee Sam Barrott called the game off just after before 1pm today (Saturday), Barrow AFC have since confirmed that they have made an official complaint to the Professional Game Match Officials Board & the EFL to enquire why the game has been postponed.

A Barrow AFC spokesperson said: “Despite a soft playing surface, referee Sam Barrott has taken the decision to postpone this afternoon's game against Salford City.

“The Club can confirm that we have approached PGMOL and the EFL for a written statement to enquire as to why the game has been postponed, and to make an official complaint.

“The Club would like to apologise to both Barrow and Salford City fans who travelled for the fixture, please understand this decision was entirely out of the Club's hands and we were both confident and keen for the game to be played.”

Salford City have apologised to their supporters about the late postponement, they said: “There were no concerns by the home Club, but referee Samuel Barrott arrived and wasn’t satisfied with a tiny area of the pitch.”

The Ammies have also confirmed match and coach tickets will be valid for the rearranged fixture.

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


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