Here's why Torquay United's game at Wrexham tomorrow has been called off
'This early decision is set to prevent many supporters travelling in dangerous conditions to a fixture that may be called off late in the day due to heavy rains in any case'by Guy Henderson
Torquay United's match at Wrexham tomorrow has been called off. The match at the Racecourse Ground has been postponed due to 'safety and weather concerns'.
Bad weather is expected to sweep across the country over the weekend as a result of Storm Dennis coming in from the Atlantic.
The announcement of the postponement was made just before 5pm today.
A statement on the Wrexham AFC website said: "After discussions between the two clubs, the National League and the various other parties necessary to host a match day, it has been decided to postpone the game in the interests of safety.
"With supporters from our visitors embarking on a round trip of over 500 miles and Wrexham supporters due to travel from throughout the north-west and north Wales to the stadium, through an ‘Amber Weather Warning’ in place due to the incoming storm Dennis, it has been decided to call off the match.
"There are also more concerns from 10am tomorrow morning, regarding a ‘Yellow Warning’ for very high winds and heavy rain from storm Dennis interfering with our Stadium infrastructure, surrounding trees and the pitch itself.
"Although the pitch is currently playable, albeit very wet, the heavy rain forecast for tomorrow morning would certainly comprise the fixture taking place.
"This early decision supported by all parties is set to prevent many supporters travelling in dangerous conditions to a fixture that may be called off late in the day due to heavy rains in any case.
"We would like to thank all supporters for their understanding in advance. An announcement regarding the rearrangement of the fixture will be made in due course."