Updated: United game goes ahead

Hastings United's game away to Three Bridges tonight (Tuesday) will go ahead after the pitch passed a lunchtime inspection.

Action from Hastings United's 1-0 defeat at home to Three Bridges earlier this month. Picture courtesy Scott White
Action from Hastings United's 1-0 defeat at home to Three Bridges earlier this month. Picture courtesy Scott White

The news will come as a relief to United, who have had seven matches postponed since the turn of the year - all away from home - and have yet to play an away midweek fixture in 2016.

United know that a victory tonight will lift them into the Ryman Football League Division One South play-off places. Kick-off is scheduled for 7.45pm.

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United are currently in eighth place, but are only two points behind fourth-placed Ramsgate having played between two and five games fewer than every other club in the division.

Bridges are seven positions and 11 points worse off than United having played three more matches, but were 1-0 winners in a scrappy reverse fixture at The Pilot Field on Saturday February 6.

United have won their two matches since then, the latest of which was Saturday’s 2-0 success at home to Tooting & Mitcham United. A draw or better tonight would take them past the 60-point mark for the season.

U’s forward Billy Medlock will complete a two-game suspension against a Bridges side which may well include former United players Jamie Crellin and Matt Whitehead.

Three other games are scheduled to take place in the division tonight and a couple of them feature other sides chasing play-off spots. Sixth-placed Herne Bay are away to Chatham Town and 11th-placed Molesey are at home to Tooting.

Ryman Division One South top half (played-points): 1 Folkestone Invicta 35-83, 2 Dorking Wanderers 36-70, 3 Worthing 35-68, 4 Ramsgate 36-61, 5 Faversham Town 35-61, 6 Herne Bay 35-60, 7 Corinthian-Casuals 35-60, 8 HASTINGS UNITED 31-59, 9 Hythe Town 33-59, 10 Guernsey 36-58, 11 Molesey 33-55, 12 Carshalton Athletic 36-55.

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