They may have done, but as has been said in another thread, the FA rules state no club can have more than 2 consecutive home league games. We're at home on the following Tues and the Saturday after that.
I'm not so much thinking about our fans (they can listen to my wonderful MagpieWatch commentary!), but more of the team, who will be finishing work on the Friday, then getting on a coach at around 4:30/5pm to play a game of football. Did SPSFC offer us the Sunday option?
I'm pretty sure there's no FA rule about consecutive home games. More likely it's a general parameter our league give the fixture compiler. Over 4 weeks, it's not a problem, but it would be over 8 days and probably not desirable in less than 2 weeks.
I can't see any reason not to play Sunday rather than Friday. Certainly Marine, Worksop and ourselves have played fixtures on the Sunday (Marine as an opening fixture) due to ground unavailability and this has sometimes affected the midweek day. Mickleover played Friday last season but that was before the bank holiday
I don't understand the response re why this request was not adhered to. I shouldn't think anyone else has made the same request and even if they have, SPS have an excellent reason. If this is the only request from SPS, it's very easy to accommodate - at it's simplest, Stocksbridge and Frickley could have been swapped in the planning without a huge impact. What is the point of asking for limitations if they're going to be ignored?