Whitley see their midweek fixture fall victim to rain

For the third time in as many weeks, Whitley Bay FC have seen a game postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Having come through much of the winter unscathed, the Ebac Northern League is now seeing a backlog of fixtures build up due to a series of postponements as the very wet weather takes its toll on pitches across the region.

Tonight’s game against Guisborough Town was called off at midday with the Hillheads Park pitch waterlogged after yet more heavy overnight rain.

Whitley will be hoping that conditions relent in time for Saturday’s home game against Durham City but with further periods of heavy rain forecast for the coming days the prospects do not look good.