Potential issue here at Bognor with part of the pitch frozen. 6 cars are currently trying to thaw out the surface. pic.twitter.com/umOB574pVe
— Altrincham FC (@altrinchamfc) January 19, 2016
Several cars were used in an effort to defrost the pitch in time for Bognor Regis Town’s FA Trophy clash with Altrincham on Tuesday night.
The away side tweeted a photo of a number of vehicles, apparently driven onto the pitch at Nyewood Lane in the minutes leading up to kick off in a last-ditch attempt to provide an additional heat source.
Luckily, particularly for the visiting Altrincham fans who had already made a 254 mile trip to the south coast for the game, the pitch sufficiently thawed and the match was able to go ahead as planned – although they did see their team lose 2-1 to the hosts.