Storm Debi wreaks havoc at Bradford (Park Avenue)’s ground …
Bradford (Park Avenue) were due to play a crucial home tie at Horsfall Stadium, in Cemetery Road against Marine but the match has been called off due to the adverse weather conditions.
The club posted on X, formerly Twitter, just before 4pm to notify fans that their Northern Premier League Premier Division, scheduled for a 7.45pm kick-off tonight, would not go ahead.
The post said: "Tonight's game off due to severe weather. We've lost advertising boards and part of the dugouts and fencing already".
It was accompanied with a picture of what looked to be a dugout that had flipped onto its side.
TONIGHTS GAME OFF DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER
We've lost advertising boards and part of the dugouts and fencing already.November 13, 2023
Avenue further explained on their website that the decision was also made to call off the game due to weather warnings being in place and travel restrictions, which would impact the travelling Marine - based in Crosby, Merseyside - in particular.
The Met Office current has yellow weather warnings in place for heavy rain in Bradford, part of Leeds, and Cumbria, as well as very strong and disruptive winds across the whole of the North of England, and the North of Wales.
The wind warning states that there could be a risk of injuries and danger to life from flying debris, some damage to buildings, road, rail, air, and ferry services affected, and some roads and bridges may be close.
Trees have already come down in the Bradford district, as a result of the severe weather.
Both weather warnings expire at 6pm.
Avenue's next match at Horsfall is on Saturday, December 2, when Warrington will visit for a 3pm kick-off.
The club's next league match is this weekend, when Avenue visit Gainsborough Trinity on Saturday, November 18.
A Met Office spokesperson said: "Storm Debi has developed, in part, because of a very strong jet stream crossing the Atlantic.
"The core of the jet stream is currently located to the south of the UK.
"This strong jet stream is responsible for the very unsettled period of weather we are currently experiencing.
"Further areas of low pressure are forecast to develop and affect the UK during the coming week."
- ^ but the match has been called off due to the adverse weather conditions. (www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk)
- ^ https://t.co/LcDdaIjMUt (t.co)
- ^ pic.twitter.com/PNosKFm5Rs (t.co)
- ^ November 13, 2023 (twitter.com)
- ^ come down in the Bradford district, as a result of the severe weather. (www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk)