Ashington hoping for clear weather in Cornwall

BODMIN Town are hoping Cornwall steers clear of the current wintry weather snap which would allow their FA Carlsberg Vase fourth round tie against Ashington to go ahead as planned on Saturday.

Priory Park football secretary Nick Giles said on Wednesday night: “We have had no snow or frost and it has been relatively mild although slightly colder today.

“At the moment the forecast does not point to snow, and although there is talk of it across the country, there is none expected for Cornwall.

“The forecast shows wet weather from the west and cold fronts from the east, but we have had a couple of dry days and the pitch is OK and playable.

“It is a very good draining surface and we have only lost two home games due to the weather all season.”

Woodhorn Lane football secretary Brian Robson said: “We are all looking forward to the game.

“We are playing an unknown quantity in Bodmin and this fixture has been particularly problematic because of the distance involved between the two teams with arrangements not being straightforward.”