UPDATE: Who are the Rocks playing on Saturday? It’s still a long story

Jason Prior will be aiming to be on the scoresheet again this weekend - against whoever the Rocks might play... Picture by Tim Hale
Jason Prior will be aiming to be on the scoresheet again this weekend - against whoever the Rocks might play... Picture by Tim Hale
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THE ROCKS will - weather permitting - be in action this weekend. But who are they playing and when? Well, how long have you got?

The situation, first reported here on Monday, has been further complicated by the postponement of Tuesday night’s FA Trophy replay between Leamington and Altrincham.

Taking that call-off into account, here is club secretary Simon Cook’s updated explanation...

“As supporters will be aware, we are due to play the winners of the FA Trophy first-round replay between Leamington and Altrincham in the second round at Nyewood Lane on Saturday (January 16).

“However, due to the recent wet weather and problems with Leamington’s pitch, their replay has been postponed on four occasions.

“It was hoped it will be played this Tuesday (Jan 12). But it has been postponed again so it should now be played on Thursday (Jan 14).

If Leamington win on Thursday we will play them here on Saturday, but if Altrincham win we will play them here on Sunday.

“Should it still not be played on Thursday, it will be played on Saturday (16), which would mean the winners would come to Nyewood Lane to play us next Tuesday (19).

“If Leamington win on Thursday we will play them here on Saturday but if Altrincham win we will play them here on Sunday (Jan 17, still at 3pm).”

Confused? Probably, but that’s not the end of it...

Cook continues: “We have discussed moving our Ryman League match with VCD Athletic, currently scheduled for Tuesday, February 9, to this Saturday (Jan 16) if Leamington v Altrincham has still not been played on Thursday.

“A final decision will be taken once we know the situation on Thursday. Look out for announcements on the club’s website and social media or by calling the club on 01243 822325.”

One other rearrangement in a season full of them... the league match at Burgess Hill Town, rained off on January 2, will be played on Wednesday, February 24 (7.30pm).

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