Further statement on yesterday’s abandonment

The club wishes to add to the following statement that it made yesterday.

We note the many comments that have been made on social media,however we are unable to make instantaneous decisions and respond to the many reactions, and instead we have to abide by the league rules.

The statement we posted yesterday merely reiterated the rules that we have to adhere to following the abandonment of the game yesterday and was purely to let the fans know we would not be issuing vouchers as per league rules but nothing further could be sorted following the abandonment of the match.

We are not allowed to unilaterally announce discounts, free entry or any other concessions to an Evo Stik game without league approval.

When we hear from the League following our report that has been submitted we will announce provisions for the rearranged game.

We hope this clarifies the situation and once again apologise to all supporters who made the journey to the Butchers Arms yesterday


Abandoned Match against Glossop

Following the abandonment of the game this afternoon against Glossop North End following a floodlight failure in the 47th minute, the club apologises to all spectators who journeyed to the ground

Regarding refunds we would refer spectators to League Rule 8.32

In the event that a match is abandoned before Half Time,the club playing at home will issue a voucher to each spectator valid for free admission if the match is ordered to be replayed.

In the event that the match is abandoned during or after the half time interval the club playing at home is not obliged to issue such a voucher


Away trip for the next round in Trophy

Providing that they overcome Pickering Town in the First Qualifying Round replay tomorrow night, the Bloods will travel to the winners of the replay between Hednesford Town and AFC Mansfield in the next round.

The two clubs drew 1-1 on Saturday.Mansfield who were only formed in 2012 play in the Evo Stik East Division while Hednesford who won the competition back in 2004 and are known as the Pitmen play in the Evo Stik Premier Division


North Yorkshire date for the Bloods

Droylsden will travel to Pickering in the FA Trophy first round if they overcome Tadcaster tomorrow night in the FA Preliminary Round.

Pickering, known as the Pikes, play in the Evo Stik East Division, after being promoted last season, and claimed their place with a 3-0 win over Stocksbridge Park Steels on Saturday.

The tie will be played on the 27th October