DARLINGTON have sent an SOS to supporters to help get their game played tomorrow.

A pitch inspection takes place at 9.30am, so volunteers are asked to attend Blackwell Meadows from 7.30am with plastic shovels and wheelbarrows to clear snow from the playing surface.

A dozen fans were at the ground today to clear walkways, and Quakers feel they need “at least 40 volunteers” tomorrow morning if they are to stand a chance of saving their game with Chorley.

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Director John Tempest said: “The pitch is soft underneath the snow, and therefore we are optimistic that if we clear the snow, then hopefully the Chorley game will get the go-ahead from the match referee.

“We therefore need at least 40 volunteers to come to Blackwell Meadows, equipped with plastic shovels and wheelbarrows, at around 7.30 on Saturday morning, to help clear the snow from the pitch.

“If you can spare an hour or two, then it would be greatly appreciated.

“Sausage and bacon sandwiches will also be provided.”