Sunday, March 3, 2024

Arsenal Conti Cup tie at London City Lionesses Postponed

Arsenal’s Conti Cup quarter-final against London City Lionesses at Princes Park has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. Heavy rain fell in Kent overnight on Tuesday and, though that rain stopped at around 0430 on Wednesday, the pitch has been deemed unplayable.

The tie is now likely to take place next Wednesday evening, though this is still to be confirmed. In the meantime, the Gunners take on Manchester City in the FA Cup Fifth Round at Meadow Park on Sunday at 12.30pm.

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Pahtotheworld

I was already on a train
Was planning to eat at Bluewater
Now st Newington waiting on train back home

Peter Story Teller

Long old hike from Dartford or Greehithe stations to Bluewater and then on to Princes Park! Think I’d have been tempted to find something in Dartford town centre before heading up Princes Road! Irrelevant now unless you’re going to the rescheduled game.

Pahtotheworld

There is bus

Stonks

Do you get compensation?

Tim Stillman

I live in Dartford and th rain stopped at 0430 this morning. It’s appalling they couldn’t get this game on.

Peter Story Teller

It’s near the top of the hill too so should drain quite quickly you would think on Kentish chalk. Apparently the inspection was at 14:30 but at least if there was doubt it was better to err on the side of caution rather than have the fiasco we have had before with only around an hour notice!
Hopefully, as a positive, it should mean a full strength squad with no injury niggles for the City game at the weekend!

Winterburn Wanderers

Is that a haiku?

Peter Story Teller

Oh well another couple of training sessions to get the defence in order I guess. Pretty sure we’ll create chances against City as they won’t just sit back and defend but we have to stop some potent attacking players scoring against us. Should we put Sarah between the sticks as she’ll probably command the area better than our other keepers?

Fun Gunner

Worst scenario would have been a very heavy pitch that was just about playable, but murder on the legs.

Fun Gunner

So I’m watching Brighton v Aston Villa instead. I was expecting to watch some football so I’m darn well going to watch some. Rooting for Villa, obv.
For which I apologise in advance to any Villa fans, since my support is usually the kiss of death.

Peter Story Teller

Must be losing your touch then! 🙂 Went through on penalties.

Fun Gunner

It was a cunning use of the reverse jinx… 😉

pahtotheworld

The other three quarter-finals had a lower collective attendance than there would have been at Princes Park

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