FC Stratford apologise after cancelling second friendly

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FC Stratford manager Dave Poulson.

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FC STRATFORD manager Dave Poulson admits he is ‘embarassed’ by having to cancel a second midweek friendly because of a lack of players.
Stratford had had to scrub last Tuesday’s trip to Welland and yesterday (Monday) they had to call off tonight’s visit to Bredon ‘due to a lack of available players’.
With Tuesday’s kick-off planned for 7pm, and with work and holiday commitments, FC couldn’t get a team to face the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League side.
“Firstly I want to apologise to Bredon AFC for having to cancel at such short notice; this is the second midweek game we have had to cancel in pre-season and to be honest I’m really embarrassed by it,” said Poulson.
“I accept that the level we play at you are always going to struggle with early kick-offs due to work and other commitments but I find it wholly unacceptable that we could not raise a team.
“I personally will have to a think now going forward on how I should go about things as regards the team.
“Again I apologise to Bredon and indeed Welland for letting them down.”
Stratford are due to visit Shipston Excelsior on Saturday (2pm).