Forest Green groundsman Stewart Ward works wonders

Forest Green groundsman Stewart Ward

Forest Green groundsman Stewart Ward

First published in Sport Stroud News and Journal: Photograph of the Author by , Sports editor

GROUNDSMAN Stewart Ward has worked wonders to get tonight's game on between Forest Green  and Hereford United in front of the BT Sport cameras.

The New Lawn has received a deluge of rain over the past week with almost 100mm falling.

Ward said: "The new maintenance regime we're undertaking on the pitch means we're having our best month on record in terms getting the water to drain through the pitch. For every 1mm of rain that falls, 335 litres is captured in the water recycling system after draining through the pitch."

BT Sport will spend the day setting up their twelve camera positions around the ground, while both teams prepare for their first game since they last met each other on December 28, also a Skrill Premier fixture live on television.

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