On this day: Solar eclipse postpones Pompey match

On June 28, 1999, Pompey's League Cup first-round match against Torquay United was postponed by one week.

Wednesday, 28th June 2017, 10:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 12:01 pm
Alan Ball

Alan Ball’s side were due to travel to the Gulls on August 10.

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However, because of a solar eclipse, the seaside town was expecting an influx of tourists.

It meant Pompey’s match was pushed back seven days by Devon police.