Exeter game at Daggers postponed

12 August 2010 10:14
Exeter City's League One clash at Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday has been called off following the death of Grecians striker Adam Stansfield.The 31-year-old died of bowel cancer on Tuesday, although it was not made public until after their 3-2 Carling Cup defeat by Ipswich that evening. [LNB]The ex-Yeovil and Hereford man joined City in 2006 and went on to make 149 league appearances, scoring 38 times. [LNB]No new date has yet been set for the Victoria Road clash. [LNB]A statement on the club's website said: "The impact on everyone associated with the football club has been intense and immense. [LNB]"Dagenham & Redbridge Football Club, along with the Football League, have kindly agreed to the postponement of the game." [LNB]Stansfield, who scored seven goals in 19 appearances for Exeter last season, was diagnosed with bowel cancer following a series of tests for an abdominal complaint in April, after being admitted to hospital in March. [LNB]The League One side made a statement on its website after a 3-2 home Carling Cup defeat by Ipswich on Tuesday. [LNB]Exeter opened the Big Bank gates at St James Park on Thursday for fans who wish to pay their respects. [LNB]The Tiverton-born forward, nicknamed 'Stanno', joined Hereford on a free transfer in 2004 and two years later moved on to Exeter, where he made more than 150 first-team appearances, scoring 39 goals.

Source: BBC_Sport