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Three cancellations in a week: Gloucester City’s bid to avoid drop hampered by weather

Gloucester City have confirmed that their home game on Monday night against Gateshead in the National League North has been postponed.

This is the third consecutive Tigers game that has fallen victim to the weather, with the chance to secure points early on in a relegation battle being blown away by storm Ciara and Dennis.

Gloucester currently play their home matches at Evesham United and have been homeless since the flooding in 2007 that destroyed Meadow Park.

But, with the fixture against Gateshead now having to be re-arranged, the Tigers have lost their momentum from beating Bradford Park Avenue last week and caused a clog up of their fixtures.

Isaac Henderson, a member of Gloucester City’s media department, spoke about the frustration of the weather and the backlash they have received on social media.

“In football, momentum is massive and after that win at Bradford Park Avenue, on social media there was a lot of positive reaction from the fans, a lot of people believing this would really kick us on now.”

“The Kings Lynn game has been called off and the following games have been called off which altered our momentum a little bit. The lads were really starting to gel together and understands each other’s game.”

It was that one game in particular that also caused an uproar on social media, with the Kings Lynn fans taking to twitter to vent their anger.

Despite checking earlier on in the day, the fixture was called off around 6:30, with the Kings Lynn fans having already made the 170 mile trip to arrive to the news that the match would not take place.

A response from Kings Lynn supporter following the late cancellation of the game last week

But Henderson confirmed the club did all they could: “the early decision had been made before Kings Lynn had set off because they were leaving early. We were told at one, but they may have left later because of the confusion of that. It was on as far as we were concerned, there were a couple of showers but the pitch was alright at that point.”

With the season finishing in April this year, Gloucester still have to play 14 matches in the league. This clog up of fixtures could damage their chances of staying in the National League North this year.

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But despite the long wait, Tigers fans will be relieved to remember they will have a home stadium again in the foreseeable future.

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