Storm Fiona Update: Coastal Clash Delayed Again
The Halifax Wanderers are delaying the club’s coast-to-coast clash against Pacific FC for a second time as a result of tropical storm Fiona.
The match had been originally scheduled for Saturday, with the league officially pushing it one day back earlier this week in anticipation that weather conditions east coast would deteriorate rapidly on matchday.
With tropical storm Fiona landing and causing more safety concerns than the club had originally anticipated, the Wanderers have now moved the fixture to Tuesday, September 27 instead.
The club states that it is currently working with Halifax Regional Municipality to ensure that the environment at Wanderers Ground will be safe when the match does occur. The city had suggested that citizens limit travel on the road tomorrow where possible.
Fiona hit the eastern shores earlier today, with some coastal homes being wiped out entirely and hundreds of thousands being left without power.
It had been downgraded from a hurricane to a post-tropical cyclone on Friday, but still caused damage and issues aplenty for those in Halifax and the surrounding areas.
The Halifax Wanderers will enter the twice-rescheduled midweek fixture knowing that the club’s season is on the line. A win for Pacific would prove to be a killing blow for both Halifax and York United.
FC Edmonton is the only team to have been eliminated from playoff contention thus far, with Atletico Ottawa becoming the first to qualify for the CPL playoffs earlier today.