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ATTENTION TURNS TO TUESDAY NIGHT AND PONTEFRACT AFTER DUNSTON DISAPPOINTMENT

February 11, 2024

ATTENTION TURNS TO TUESDAY NIGHT AND PONTEFRACT AFTER DUNSTON DISAPPOINTMENT

With the weather forecast looking slightly more encouraging. Carlton are hoping to be back in action on Tuesday night with Pontefract Collieries the visitors to Stoke Lane.

The Millers were left disappointed on Saturday when their offer to switch the fixture with Dunston which had been accepted by the league, given the weather conditions in Dunston was thwarted by approximately 32 hours constant rain fall, which started on Thursday morning and didn’t stop till Friday afternoon.

More rain in the early hours of Saturday morning did not help and the pitch failed an 8.30am inspection, much to everyone’s frustration.

The one positive for the Millers, was a coach full of Newcastle fans who turned up at the ground for a few drinks prior to their away game at Nottingham Forest. Many were also Dunston fans and planned to cheer their local team on in the first half  after hearing of the fixture switch, before heading for the City Ground.

Boatsy who is friends with a number of the Newcastle lads organised for them to come along anyway and the Carlton Commercial manager was full of praise for the travelling fans who are pictured outside the Howard Mitchell Sportsbar.

Attention however will now turn to the Pontefract visit who are 5th in the Northern Premier East Division with 42 points from 23 games and the Millers dropping to 8th with 40 points from 23 games.

Stockton meanwhile strengthened their position at the top of the table by moving onto 54 points with a thrilling 4-3 win over Cleethorpes, while Belper moved on to 48 points in second spot with an excellent 2-0 win over Ossett United.

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