Game on! Boston United’s derby clash against Gainsborough Trinity goes ahead after pitch inspection

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Officials have deemed that Boston United’s Skrill North clash against Lincolnshire rivals Gainsborough Trinity will go ahead after a pitch inspection.

Dennis Greene’s men will be looking to cement themselves in a play-off position against their 16th placed opponents at York Street.

The playing surface was deemed playable by match referee Simon Barrow after an ‘inconclusive’ inspection earlier this morning and a further inspection at 1pm that left the referee still undecided.

Remedial works took place in the goalmouth to get the pitch ready for the action.

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12noon: A pitch inspection will take place at 1pm to determine whether Boston United’s Lincolnshire derby clash against Gainsborough Trinity can go ahead.

A club spokesman said that an early morning pitch inspection of the York Street surface from Boston-based official Steve Ross was ‘inconclusive’ and match referee Simon Barrow will make a further inspection at 1pm.

The spokesman added: “Over 95 percent of the pitch is playable, but one particular area is causing concern. With no further rain forecast and the sun shining (as at 10am on Saturday), the club remain hopeful that the match will proceed as planned.”