IT has been confirmed that Hereford's FA Cup tie this Saturday wil be played at Eastleigh's Silverlake Stadium.

Ongoing work had been taking place on the pitch at the Hampshire club following their postponement against Chester on September 30.

However, it passed an inspection earlier today.

Eastleigh said it would have been played at Havant & Waterlooville if the pitch had been deemed unsuitable.

"A contingency plan to play the fixture at Westleigh Park was in place had The Silverlake pitch been deemed unsuitable," reads an Eastleigh club statement.

"Dealings with Havant and Waterlooville have been extremely positive over the past week, which reiterates our good relationship with the club.

"Over the past fortnight, extensive repair work has taken place on the south west corner of the pitch following the postponement of the league fixture with Chester FC.

"The club have gone to great lengths to rectify the issue, seeking assistance from a National League approved contractor.

"Ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup tie with Hereford FC, an FA sanctioned pitch inspection has taken place, and the club are delighted to announce that a qualified match official has deemed the pitch playable, and has consulted the match referee.

"The fixture will take place at The Silverlake Stadium as planned – 3 pm kick-off.

"The club would like to thank all supporters for their patience on this issue – as it stands, no further pitch inspections are scheduled."

As reported yesterday, away tickets will now be on sale on the day of the match, but no bar facilities will be available for Hereford fans.

Details here.