Imps v Whites friendly postponed due to weather

A friendly football match between Lincoln City and Lincoln United has been postponed after hot weather left the pitch “unsafe”.

The pre-season fixture was due to take place at the home of Lincoln United, Sun-Hat Villas and Resorts stadium, however the recent heatwave has left the pitch in an unplayable condition.

The game will be rearranged, and whilst no date has been fixed, both clubs are looking to play the fixture within the 2018 calendar year.

Tickets already purchased will be valid for the new date, although fans are also entitled to a refund if they would prefer one.

Details for refunds have not yet been announced, but Lincoln United say the information will be available in “due course”.

Imps Chief Executive Liam Scully said: “We would like to thank everyone at Lincoln United for their hard work and efforts in an attempt to remedy the situation, however we are in agreement that the unprecedented conditions have unfortunately beaten us on this matter.”

Lincoln United chairman Rob Bradley added: “I’d like to thank everyone involved in the ongoing discussions, whilst this news is disappointing it’s something which was out of all our control. We look forward to continuing our ongoing partnership with Lincoln City Football Club for many years to come.”