Hebburn boss hopes for no more weather disruption

DISRUPTION ... Scott Oliver.
DISRUPTION ... Scott Oliver.

HEBBURN Town are hoping to put their weather frustrations behind them tomorrow with a trip to Tow Law Town.

Town have seen their promotion bid disrupted in recent weeks due to the weather, and have not played since a 3-1 win over Stokesley on January 17.

Their latest postponement was on Tuesday, when their Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup quarter-final at home to Wearside League outfit Easington Colliery fell victim to a frozen pitch.

There will be a pitch inspection today to decide if the game at Tow Law goes ahead, but it is believed the match is in severe doubt.

Because of that, Hebburn have lined up a friendly.

Manager Scott Oliver said: “There is a pitch inspection at Tow Law today and they don’t expect it to be on.

“We have a practice match lined up with our under-23s at Clegwell, but it is beginning to disrupt our season.

“We have got two home games next week, and we need them on.”

Craig Malley is closing in on a return to action for Hebburn after a double hernia, with tomorrow’s game – if it goes ahead – to kick-off at 3pm.