HARROW Borough boss Dave Anderson has called on the FA to soften its stance on 3G football pitches after seeing his side’s last three matches postponed.
Trips to East Thurrock, Carshalton Athletic and Tuesday night’s visit to Hastings United have all fallen victim to the weather in recent days to create a fixture backlog for Boro.
Anderson (pictured) is a big believer in artificial playing surfaces such as 3G but the FA does not currently allow teams to use them in ‘proper’ rounds of the FA Cup.
With potential money-spinning ties with the Premier League big boys up for grabs, many teams have been put off adopting the synthetic turf approach.
But had 3G surfaces been available for Boro’s last three fixtures, Anderson believes he would not have been left frustrated by postponements at a crucial time of the season.
“It’s the third in a row we’ve lost now to the weather,” Anderson said. “I don’t blame any of the sides. I don’t think anybody is chucking one in, I just think that the pitches are genuinely underwater.
“I find it frustrating and it turns what should be an exciting time of the season, where the best team gets their rewards, into something of a lottery. It [the fixture backlog] is ridiculous and there are teams hit worse than us.”