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2nd February 2014 22:02

11.30 am Tuesday 28 Jan 2014

Mansfield Town v Bury this evening has been POSTPONED due to a waterlogged pitch.


Stags v Bury match is off
chad.co.uk, 28 January 2014

Mansfield Town’s scheduled home clash with Bury tonight has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


The One Call Stadium surface took a real battering on Saturday when the game with Wycombe went ahead, despite a severe pre-match storm.

And more rain on it this morning has put paid to hopes of staging the big six-pointer tonight.

Manager Paul Cox said; “They had a look at the pitch at 11am and it was totally unplayable. There was no roll of the ball on certain areas.

“It couldn’t have been played if we tried to play it now and more rain is forecast all day.

“It’s just one of those things. I am disappointed as I think we are in a bit of a mode at the moment and I want games to come thick and fast. But you can’t argue against the elements.”

Cox confirmed that he had still had no enquiries about top scorer Sam Clucas with the transfer window set to shut on Thursday [comment by Martin - it's Friday].


Mansfield training decision put Bury match at risk, says manager David Flitcroft
Bury Times, Wednesday 29th January 2014, By Craig Nelson

BURY manager David Flitcroft has questioned the part Mansfield Town played in the postponement of Tuesday night’s League Two match between the two clubs.


While Flitcroft is happy with the process the home side went through, calling in local referee David Plowright on Tuesday morning to inspect the pitch and announcing the postponement due to a waterlogged pitch by 11am, he still believes it was avoidable.

“To be honest, we weren’t surprised the game was postponed and had already planned a training session,” he said.

“We heard stories that Mansfield have been training on the pitch, in a bid to rough it up and make it difficult for visiting sides. That’s their decision, but if you aren’t going to look after your pitch then there’s a good chance you will lose matches to rain.”



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