CHIPPENHAM TOWN: Chippenham not sweating over Arlesey visit
10:49am Tuesday 14th January 2014 in Sport
CHIPPENHAM Town expect their re-arranged Calor League Premier Division clash with Arlesey Town tonight to go ahead.
The Bluebirds, who returned to action after an enforced winter break with a 1-1 draw against St Albans City last weekend, are due to face Bedfordshire outfit Arlesey at Hardenhuish Park today (kick-off 7.45pm).
Chairman Neil Blackmore doesn't have any worries over the Hardenhuish Park playing surface following last night's heavy rainfall and this morning's frost.
"I checked the pitch this morning - yes, it was frozen but there was no standing water," said Blackmore.
"The forecast is sunny and dry all day, so I see no reason why the game will not go ahead."
Arlesey currently sit 11th in the table and saw a seven-match unbeaten run come to an end at Banbury United last weekend.
Striker Alan Griffin returns to the Chippenham line-up tonight whilst defender Tyron Leigh could be available after a bout of illness but midfielder Iain Harvey misses out after being forced off against St Albans with a recurrence of a hamstring injury.
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