No major weather concerns for Bodmin

BODMIN Town football secretary Nick Giles remains confident that Saturday’s FA Carlsberg Vase fourth round tie against Ashington at their Priory Park ground will go ahead.

Despite the icy blast which is currently hitting Wansbeck and the whole of the north east, the Cornwall-based outfit have so far escaped any wintry conditions.

And Mr Giles said that according to the forecast, snow does not feature over the coming days.

On Monday evening he said: “We have had no snow and not even a frost.

“Temperatures today have hit six and seven degrees and at the moment there is no snow forecast over the next four to five days, although we could have wintry showers from the mid to the latter part of the week.”

Bodmin – leaders of the South West Peninsula Premier Division – won a Cornwall Senior Cup tie 3-1 against Launceston a week ago, but the outfit – nicknamed the Black & Ambers – were thwarted on Saturday when there scheduled home clash against Plymouth Parkway was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

“I’m touching base with Ashington football secretary Brian Robson on Wednesday night to talk further, but as things stand at the moment, there are no major concerns down here,” added Mr Giles.

Supporter wise, the Colliers are expecting to take a good following to Cornwall, which will boost an anticipated healthy crowd.

“We average just over the 100 mark at home, but that figure can vary depending on who the opposition is,” added Mr Giles.

“The Vase tie has attracted quite a bit of interest, especially as the competition has reached the last 32, and we are hoping for a good game.”