Charlton v Portsmouth is off after pitch inspection

Pompey’s trip to Charlton has failed a pitch inspection – just an hour before kick-off.

By Mark McMahon
Saturday, 30th January 2021, 2:07 pm
The pitch at the Valley failed a 2pm inspection.  Picture:Jacques Feeney/Getty Images
The pitch at the Valley failed a 2pm inspection. Picture:Jacques Feeney/Getty Images

Referee Bobby Madley called the game off at 2pm following heavy rain in the Greater London area.

An initial pitch inspection was held earlier in the day, however, a second look at the playing surface at the Valley deemed the game unplayable.

The Blues had already made it to Charlton, with manager Kenny Jackett himself inspecting the pitch.

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But it proved a pointless journey, with the game called off 60 minutes before the game was due to begin.

No new date for the fixture has been announced.