Today was going to be a nice day of football for Chelsea fans, who could have the chance of taking the bad taste of defeat to West Ham yesterday off our mouths by watching our women’s team play against Everton. The game would take place at Southport FC’s stadium, Haig Avenue, at the Merseyside.
However, the pitch was frozen. After delaying kickoff by 30 minutes, the match referee decided to call the game off and postpone it, since we would not be in conditions to play football on Southport’s pitch.
⚠️ The referee has confirmed that today's fixture has been postponed due to the pitch being frozen.— Chelsea FC Women (@ChelseaFCW) December 1, 2019
Safe journey back to the travelling fans and we'll see you at Kingsmeadow next Sunday for Chelsea v Man City! #CFCW pic.twitter.com/Z68iAPtaSq
And travelling fans were certainly not pleased — with good reason.
Absolute shambles - game @EvertonWomen v @ChelseaFCW game off - pic.twitter.com/tJbpTTSjI8— Paul Lagan (@CFCJourno) December 1, 2019
Unfortunately, that is the state of the women’s game in England today. We have had massive advancements in recent times with the World Cup’s success to activate and expand the fanbase, coupled with the FA’s initiative to broadcast Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship matches for free via streaming. But problems like these will still occur from time to time.
At least, we should get to see the girls back in action against title rivals Manchester City at home next Sunday!