Stanley chief: Pitch was playable

22 January 2009 02:42
The call off on Tuesday night was the second time the home fixture had been postponed after the original match fell foul of the weather.

But Heys told the Northern Echo: "It was extremely disappointing. The pitch is playable but the referee who came to assess the surface said he was concerned about a couple of areas of the pitch because they might have frozen over as the night went on.

"His decision was final and it's caused us a lot more work because we had to struggle to arrange the game for this week.

"I went on the pitch later in the day and it was definitely playable but I think the referee was concerned that Darlington were having to travel down from the north east and didn't want them to travel unnecessarily.

"Sometimes there is severe frost or heavy snowfall and there's nothing you can do about that. But that wasn't the case and the pitch was in good condition and the game could have been played."

Source: Team_Talk

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