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Floodlight failure knocks out tie

By David Watters

Monday night's Integro League Cup clash between EVO-STIK League Stourbridge and Alvechurch has been postponed after a major floodlight failure minutes before kick-off.

Match officials were forced to send the teams back to their dressing rooms after 75 per cent of the lights on all four pylons at the War Memorial Ground went out five minutes before the 7.45pm kick-off.

A broken circuit breaker running into the club's mains was blamed by the Glassboys for the postponement after club officials called in an emergency electrician in a failed bid to ensure the first round tie could go ahead.

The decision to postpone the fixture was taken by match officials at approximately 8.20pm after it became clear the major fault couldn't be fixed in time for game to go ahead.

The Glassboys say disappointed fans who retained their tickets will be welcome to use them when the fixture is re-scheduled by the EVO-STIK League.

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