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Thanks To All That Helped

19 January 2013

The club would like to thank everyone who helped get today's game on...

Notts County would like to thank the supporters that turned up at Meadow Lane on Saturday morning to help clear the pitch and ensure that our npower League 1 game against Sheffield United could go ahead as scheduled.

An army of Youth Team players and coaching staff, together with Notts County office staff and groundstaff, as well as volunteers from club sponsors On-Call Recruitment cleared the snow from on top of the frost covers on the Meadow Lane pitch on Friday, ahead of a planned review of conditions on Saturday morning.

Match referee Mark Haywood was happy that the pitch was playable during that scheduled review but wanted to conduct a further inspection of the playing surface once the frost covers had been removed, prompting the club to put out a call for volunteers to help clear the pitch.

A large number of supporters turned up at short notice and helped, alongside the groundstaff and representatives from Nottingham Rugby to clear the frost covers to enable the referee to conduct his further assessment and pass the pitch as playable.

The game went ahead as planned, ending in a 1-1 draw thanks to an equaliser from Alan Judge after Notts had gone behind to an early Harry Maguire goal and Francois Zoko had been sent off midway through the first half.

Several fans then stayed behind after the game to help the groundstaff get the frost covers back on the pitch in a bid to protect the playing surface ahead of Tuesday night’s npower League 1 game against Oldham Athletic.

Thank you to everyone who helped get today’s game on, your help and support was invaluable and showed great camaraderie amongst everyone involved with the club.

Further updates on the pitch ahead of Tuesday night’s game will be published here on the club’s official website as soon as they are available.

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