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Abandonment angers Lee

17 Dec 2008 - 11:03:19

Chesterfield boss Lee Richardson could not understand why Tuesday's FA Cup second round replay at Droylsden was abandoned when his side were leading 2-0.

A floodlight failure in the 71st minute caused the game to be called off, so the two teams will have to try again on December 23 to settle who will play Ipswich Town in next month's third round.

The original clash at Saltergate was abandoned because of fog when the Blue Square North side were leading before the two sides shared four goals last week.

Richardson said: "There's far more visibility here now then there was two weeks ago when we played 45 minutes

"The referee will probably hide behind safety regulations, which is fair enough, but there were only 19 minutes left to play.

"Could we have got to the end of the game without any incident if both teams had agreed? I think we probably could.

"It's unsatisfactory for me. I don't see why the game couldn't have been finished but, hey ho, we'll go again."


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