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September date for rearranged game

Ebbsfleet United’s hopes to reschedule the abandoned home game against Weston-super-Mare this coming Tuesday have been dashed after the clubs could not reach a mutual decision and the date has now been set by the National League.

Vice chairman Peter Varney said, “Our proposal to the National League to replay the match this Tuesday (25th August) was unfortunately not acceptable to Weston-super-Mare or the League.”

The game will now go ahead on Tuesday, 22nd September, kick-off at 7.45pm with admission being free to all supporters.

Following the abandonment of the game, the club has spent the last few days looking into what caused the floodlights issue and, having got to the bottom of it, will now authorise work to go ahead straight away to fix the problems.

Peter Varney told FleetOline, “We called in two sets of electrical engineering specialists on Wednesday and Thursday who stripped down the electrical system and they both advise that there are a number of serious faults in the distribution board wiring structure and have recommended the system be completely rewired – which is disappointing for a relatively new electrical supply system.

“Both were very critical of the standard of work undertaken by external contractors which received full NICEIC accreditation. The work is being completed immediately.”

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