Spennymoor Town have released a club statement outlining in more detail why their National League North fixture away at Boston United had to be postponed.
When the team coach came to a halt on the A1, club officials contacted the match referee who took the decision to postpone the game after Moors’ efforts to repair their stricken mode of transport.
The Step 2 new boys clarified their issue and offered a sincere apology to supporters after finding themselves too far away from Boston to find alternative means of reaching the Pilgrims York Street stadium.
“Spennymoor Town Football Club would like to apologise to the fans of both teams, officials, players and the management team at Boston United,” the statement read.
“It is the priority of both teams, ourselves and Boston, to prepare our players as best we can so that they perform at their highest levels and represent their club and all associated with the club to the standard the supporters deserve. Because of this obligation, the decision was made to postpone the game.
“Boston kindly offered a minibus, but the coach had come to a stop approximately two hours from its final destination, meaning a minimum four-hour turnaround, most likely longer in heavy traffic which had already delayed our mechanic.
“We’d like to reiterate that this decision was made by the match referee with the full support of Spennymoor Town.
“Again we apologise for any inconvenience caused to anyone in regards to today’s fixture.”
Spennymoor’s transport partner Compass Royston added: “Compass Royston would like to let all concerned know how disappointed we are with the events of this weekend. Having provided a quality service to Spennymoor Town since 2013, two breakdowns within the space of five days is devastating!
“Please be reassured that both breakdowns were unforeseen but dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible.”