Watch The Pitch Go... And Grow

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Barely a week after being told that he's been 'highly commended' at the Groundsman of the Year Awards, you can watch all the action online as Pete Ashworth and his team rip up the pitch that brought critical acclaim this year.

One of the best Deepdale playing surfaces in years saw its last action over the weekend with numerous schools finals and commemorative fixtures taking place in the past week, with the top layer of the pitch now being 'fraise-mowed' to take away all the dead thatch that has built up over the season.

It means that the grass will be disappearing over the course of the week before the new surface is put into place and the green shoots of recovery become evident.

Keep up to date with the pitch's progress by checking out the Fourth Stand Webcam at, which will show how the pitch disappears and reappears in the coming weeks.

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