UK time is: 18:51:26
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

No Complaints Over Postponement

Manager James Beattie has said he has got no complaints following yesterday's game against Bury being postponed.

The game looked good value to go ahead, but heavy rainfall from lunchtime onwards gave the referee a big decision to make, especially as it would be such a late postponement on the day, but after giving the weather fair chance to settle, the man in the middle officially cancelled the game at 2.15pm.

Speaking to the Official Site today, Beattie explained that both he and opposition manager Dave Flitcroft were on board with the decision of the referee, and both had made their feelings known to him when he asked what they thought.

'I believe the right decision was made. The referee was asking for input and there was standing water on the pitch which is very unusual. The was more rain forecast and it wasn't a case of the water being in just one place, it was all over the pitch.'

Beattie adds that you could tell how difficult it was going to be when they did some tests to see how the ball rolled, and neither gaffer wanted the game to swing on a mistake and with how waterlogged the pitch was, it would've been inviting errors and quite possibly injury.

Beattie does add though that the pitch was magnificent when he took a first look at it, but all involved agreed to give it 20 minutes to see if the water would drain off, but it wasn't going anywhere, so with more rain on the way 'the referee took the decision, with the blessing of Dave and myself, to call the game off.'

All eyes to the midweek game against Bristol Rovers now.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 26 2014

Time: 3:24PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Beattie - We Are Now Almost There (Tuesday April 22 2014)

Stats: Southend v Accrington (Monday April 21 2014)

Stats: Accrington v Mansfield (Friday April 18 2014)

McCartan - We Aren't Safe Yet (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Stats: York v Accrington (Saturday April 12 2014)

Buxton Extends Accrington Loan Spell (Thursday April 10 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Stanley Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
15. Newport 44 13 16 15 -3 55
16. Cheltenham 44 13 16 15 -7 55
17. Hartlepool 44 14 10 20 -4 52
18. Accrington 44 12 15 17 -4 51
19. Morecambe 44 12 14 18 -15 50
20. Exeter 44 12 13 19 -7 49
21. Wycombe 44 11 14 19 -10 47

Breaking League News

Smith Out For The Season
Bristol Rovers : 23/04/2014 18:21:00
Walton Appeal Rejected
Hartlepool : 23/04/2014 17:50:00
Moore Keen To Commit
Wimbledon : 23/04/2014 14:34:00
Bentley Gutted By Defeat
Morecambe : 23/04/2014 14:27:00
Does AA deserve the job?
Portsmouth : 23/04/2014 12:58:00
Jordan Back And Feeling Good
Fleetwood : 23/04/2014 11:59:00
Ref For Argyle v Hartlepool
Plymouth : 23/04/2014 09:50:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Southend MotM
Suggested By:  
Bettinelli 0%
Buxton 0%
Liddle 0%
Murphy 0%
Winnard 0%
Aldred 0%
Mingoia 0%
Joyce 0%
Gray 0%
Hatfield 0%
Naismith 0%
Sub - Odejayi 0%
Sub - McCartan 0%
Sub - Webber 0%