Scottish League Two
Elgin15:00Cowdenbeath
Venue: Borough Briggs

'Nine-week' drought leads to Elgin v Cowdenbeath postponement

Borough Briggs
Borough Briggs has not seen any rain in nine weeks

Elgin City's match with Cowdenbeath has been called off because of a nine-week drought drying out a section of the Borough Briggs pitch.

The League Two club announced an hour before kick-off the game would not go ahead after referee Gavin Ross was unhappy with a corner of the surface.

Elgin City chairman Graham Tatters says that a lack of rain in the Moray town is to blame.

"It's a nightmare as people are here for the game," he told BBC Scotland.

"It's an issue with the top-left corner of the pitch. It has been starved of water with no rain in nine weeks.

"There's no real growth. The grass there is going brown and there's a bit of gravel left from sand that had been put down.

"I can do many things, but I can't make it rain."

Visiting supporters would have travelled a 340-mile round trip for the game.

Elgin are due to host Stirling Albion next Saturday, and Tatters added: "It's a worry.

"We haven't had a problem with the games on it this season, but the referee has made his decision."

Elgin have played three home games so far this season, their most recent a Challenge Cup tie against Arbroath on 15 August.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterhead431081710
2Annan Athletic431093610
3Edinburgh City43019279
4Elgin32103127
5Queen's Park42115417
6Clyde42025326
7Cowdenbeath31025413
8Berwick410318-73
9Stirling400419-80
10Albion4004011-110
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