Hadleigh v Lowestoft postponed

HADLEIGH United boss Steve Jay has declared his disappointment at Lowestoft Town's decision to cancel their arranged friendly with less than 48 hours before kick-off.

Stuart Watson

HADLEIGH United boss Steve Jay has declared his disappointment at Lowestoft Town's decision to cancel their arranged friendly with less than 48 hours before kick-off.

Lowestoft have had to pull out of the fixture - which was due to take place at Millfield at 2pm tomorrow - because they are unable to raise a side.

The two side's secretaries are now trying to thrash out another suitable date for the fixture

Jay said: “We're disappointed, but it's just one of those things. We wanted a really good test to see where we were and that would have been good to have done sooner rather than later.”

Lowestoft's joint manager Micky Chapman said: “We've got 14 players away on holiday so unfortunately we have had to cancel. We felt it would be better for Hadleigh if we postponed the fixture until we could put out our first team.”

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Lowestoft will play in the Ryman League Division One North this season having been crowned champions of the Ridgeons League last season, while Hadleigh will be in the Ridgeons League Premier Division following their promotion from Division One.

Another Ridgeons Premier side, Leiston, have also fallen foul to a Ryman League eleventh hour call off as hosts Maldon Town cancelled the North Suffolk side's proposed Saturday trip late on Thursday evening, an hour after Leiston had started their preparations with a 4-0 win at Stowmarket Town.

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