Football groundsmen seek help

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Two football clubs groundsmen are seeking help to get their matches played tomorrow

1 Cliftonville

Eddie Patterson's Cliftonville have had their last two games postponed

Cliftonville have issued a plea to supporters to come to Solitude on Saturday morning to help groundsman John Rogan clear snow from the pitch.

The north Belfast Reds have had their last two league games - at home to Glentoran and Newry away - called off.

Dungannon have been boosted by recent results which have lifted them off the bottom of the Premiership.

The won at 2-1 Ballymena United on Saturday and drew 3-3 away to Crusaders on Tuesday.

Source: BBC Sport

2. Rochdale

Rochdale groundsman Phil Collinson has appealed for help from Dale fans this morning as he clears the snow from the pitch in the hope of getting tomorrow's game against Morecambe on.

Phil and a gang of supporters are already hard at work removing the snow from the playing surface but Phil says the more help, the more chance there is of getting the game on.

The pitch underneath the snow is in near-perfect condition so, depending on the overnight temperatures, the game should get the go ahead if the snow can be cleared.

The groundstaff hope to clear some of the snow today and then cover the cleared areas with pitch covers. They are asking for fans to turn up again tomorrow morning to clear the rest of the snow, which will act as an insulator overnight.

If the game goes ahead Dale could find themselves in the automatic promotion places in League Two by 5pm tomorrow afternoon as they go in search of their fourth successive victory.

Source :-Rochdale on Line

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