SPENNYMOOR TOWN'S quarter-final replay against Bromley has been switched to be played at Darlington’s Blackwell Meadows on Wednesday.

The FA carried out a pitch inspection at the Brewery Field on Monday, and ruled that the Brewery Field would be unplayable, so they have put the game back 24 hours and moved it to Blackwell Meadows.

If conditions mean the match can’t take place on Wednesday night, and a pitch inspection will take place on Tuesday, then the replay will be switched to Bromley on Saturday. The sides drew 0-0 at Bromley in the first game over a fortnight ago.

An FA spokesman said: “The rationale for the above decision is to try and prevent causing disruption to the Competition and at the same time provide a fair opportunity for the match to be played this week within a reasonable proximity of Spennymoor Town FC.

“The FA will arrange for a precautionary pitch inspection to be undertaken at Darlington FC on Tuesday at a time to be confirmed.”

A Moors spokesman said: "The Board, officials and players at Spennymoor Town would like to thank Darlington for their support in helping us play this crucial game in our season.

"We hope that being able to confirm these plans ahead of time with the FA and Bromley FC shows that Spennymoor Town has the interests of the supporters of both clubs at heart and should avoid a repeat of the unfortunate circumstances that led to some wasted journeys for supporters of both clubs last week."

Two years ago, towards the culmination of Darlington's Northern Premier League title-winning season, played two matches at the Brewery Field when Heritage Park was waterlogged.

Moors already have 15 Evo-Stik Premier League games to play this season, and they could be facing 11 league games next month.