Oxford United's FA Cup tie at Charlton given green light + Video

The pitch cover will be used this evening

The pitch cover will be used this evening

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OXFORD United's FA Cup tie at Charlton Athletic should go ahead tomorrow night after The Valley passed a pitch inspection.

The playing surface at the Championship club was assessed by a local official on Monday lunchtime and deemed to be playable.

A waterlogged pitch had forced the third round clash to be postponed twice already and also forced Charlton's league game against Barnsley on Saturday to be called off.

  • Video of the pitch inspection at The Valley, courtesy of Charlton Athletic FC

Further rain is forecast overnight, but the club will cover the playing surface as a precaution.

A further inspection will be made tomorrow by the match official.

Huddersfield Town will host the winners in the fourth round on Saturday, January 25.

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4:50pm Mon 13 Jan 14

OxfordResident says...

I love in the video that they keep showing close ups of the decent bits , but not in the ploughed field bit the people seem to be standing on in the long shots.
I love in the video that they keep showing close ups of the decent bits , but not in the ploughed field bit the people seem to be standing on in the long shots. OxfordResident
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7:47pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Richard Wickson says...

OxfordResident wrote:
I love in the video that they keep showing close ups of the decent bits , but not in the ploughed field bit the people seem to be standing on in the long shots.
its to build our hopes up prior to the match being called of in the morning
[quote][p][bold]OxfordResident[/bold] wrote: I love in the video that they keep showing close ups of the decent bits , but not in the ploughed field bit the people seem to be standing on in the long shots.[/p][/quote]its to build our hopes up prior to the match being called of in the morning Richard Wickson
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