The twice postponed Somerset Premier Cup quarter-final against Bishop Sutton has a new date, Wednesday 14th April. After failing to fulfil the fixture at Huish Park twice, on the 2nd and 29th March, the tie has been switched to Lakeview (Wick Road, Bishop Sutton, BS39 5XN). The match kicks off at 7.30 p.m.
Western League Sutton have expressed their discontent at the postponement of the fixture last Monday, stating on the club's Official Website their view that:
"Sutton’s Somerset Premier Cup quarter final away at Yeovil Town was postponed after the players and supporters arrived at the ground, the main reason for the postponement was because Yeovil have a game at home next Monday which is going to be on Sky TV worth £100,000* to them and they felt that the pitch would not be recovered in time if we played on it. We feel that they should of had a pitch inspection much earlier which would of stopped everyone making such an effort to leave work early and at great cost."
Leaving aside some ropey English, punctuation and a rather inflated view on how much the match against Leeds United is worth, should Sutton be correct in their interpretation as to why the fixture was called off they have something of a case to be upset.
* NB: League One matches screened live on Sky Sports see a fee of circa £30,000 go to the home side, whilst the away side receives a sum of £10,000.
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