Leicester City’s Women’s FA Cup fifth round tie against Reading at Farley Way has been postponed as a result of the weather conditions brought by Storm Dennis.
The pair were set to contest their tie at Farley Way this afternoon but the decision has been made to postpone the fixture in the interests of the safety of both players and supporters.
Leicester City have revealed that access to their ground is currently restricted due to flooding which combined with the stormy conditions brought to the United Kingdom by Storm Dennis, has resulted in the postponement of this afternoon’s fixture.
The club officially announced the postponement of the match on their social media channels at around 10.15am this morning.
With current and prospective weather conditions, current flooding blocking access to the ground, our main concern is the safety of players, staff and supporters
— Leicester City Women (@LCWFC_official) February 16, 2020
No new date has yet been announced for the fixture, however, it is thought that the game will be rescheduled for next Sunday. Reading are without a fixture next weekend with scheduled opponents Arsenal now playing Lewes in their rearranged Women’s FA Cup fifth round tie while Leicester City are currently set to take on Charlton Athletic, although that game may now be off.
Leicester City qualified for the fifth round of this season’s competition by beating Burnley 3-1 while Reading won 5-0 at the London City Lionesses.