WITTON manager Brian Pritchard is frustrated his players will be denied a chance to record a fourth successive Northern Premier League win later today, Saturday.

Albion’s scheduled encounter with Kendal Town was postponed this morning after an inspection of the surface at Parkside Road concluded it was unfit for football.

“The pitch is frozen,” said a spokesman for the Cumbrian outfit.

“It’s a great shame, as temporary manager Dave Foster had made nine new signings this week to mark a new era at the club.”

Management team Lee Ashcroft and Ian Kilford had resigned on Monday to take over at Witton’s rivals Northwich Victoria, taking six regular players with them.

Albion, conquered by Kendal in the FA Cup in September, had hoped to exact revenge at the same time as consolidating their position in the Premier Division’s play-offs places.

Pritchard said: “I’m really disappointed the game isn’t going ahead.

“I think an inspection at 10am was perhaps too early, particularly as the players intended to travel independently and weren’t due to set off until later.”

Witton’s players will today train at the club’s Wincham Park home instead.

They then return to action next Saturday when Buxton are due in Northwich.