CARLTON FRUSTRATION AS SENIOR CUP QUARTER FINAL IS POSTPONED!
Carlton Town have been asked by The Nottinghamshire Fa to sort a new date out for the clash with Gedling Miners Welfare after their opponents said they would not be in a position to put a side out on Wednesday night.
With ongoing repairs following the storm damage at Stoke Lane still ongoing and Carlton left with a free week by the Npl to play their scheduled Senior Cup Quarter Final clash, Carlton asked Gedling if they could schedule it at Mapperley Plains this Tuesday, when the answer to that was no, Secretary Trevor Wells got to work on finding an alternative venue and managed to secure Basford United.
After speaking to his counterpart at Gedling to get agreement, the game was pencilled in for this Wednesday but Gedling were in touch with Carlton again at the weekend and stressed they could only play on the Tuesday when the Basford pitch is unavailable.
Subsequently , Wells will now have to get back to work on agreeing a new date and informing the Npl they will have to leave Carlton another blank week which will leave the Millers facing 16 games in 2 months.
Joint managers Tommy Brookbanks and Mark Harvey (pictured with president Roger Smith) are known to be exasperated with the situation, feeling their club has done everything in its power to get both the Bingham game played when it was revealed the opposition had no floodlights and this game against Gedling and that the further delay could have a huge impact on their playoff chances, given any more postponements could leave them playing 3 games in a week, something which happened to Carlton under Wayne Scott two years ago.
The club is grateful to Basford United for their help in attempting to facilitate this game, but it’s looks as though the game will now be played at Stoke Lane next Tuesday, if of course Gedling agree to it, we will make further announcements in due course and thank Supporters for their patience.