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Match Report

      

3.00pm Wednesday 26th December 2012

EvoStik League Premier Division

Gigg Lane, Gigg Lane, Bury, BL9 9HR


FC United of Manchester

0 - 1

Witton Albion

 

Attendance: N/K

FC United of Manchester 0

Witton Albion 1



Attendance: N/K
FC United of Manchester


Witton Albion



Match Report

Boxing Day’s game between FC United and Witton Albion was abandoned after 10 minutes due to a waterlogged Gigg Lane pitch.

On his arrival at the ground the referee inspected the pitch and deemed that the surface was playable. The referee inspected the pitch again prior to the kick off and after consultation with both managers agreed the pitch remained playable. Whilst it began to rain before kick off it was not possible to know how much rain would fall and if the pitch would be able to take the additional water. Both managers agreed that the only option was that the game should go ahead as scheduled, though contingencies were put in place to deal with the possibility of abandonment, including the handing out of vouchers valid for the rearranged fixture.

Unfortunately persistent rainfall resulted in surface water across large areas of the pitch and the referee had no option but to abandon the game after only ten minutes.

FC United
1 James Spencer
2 Kyle Jacobs (capt)
3 Lee Neville
4 Dave Birch
5 Adam Jones
6 Dean Stott
7 Matthew Wolfenden
8 Matthew Tierney
9 Greg Daniels
10 Jerome Wright
11 Cedric Krou

Witton Albion
1 Matt Cooper
2 Anthony Gardner
3 Matty Wood
4 Ben Harrison
5 Paul Booth
6 Joe Shaw
7 Josh Hancock (capt)
8 Olly James
9 Shaun Tuck
10 Steve Foster
11 Jamie Harrison

Goal scorer - Foster (5).

Match Report

Boxing Day’s game between FC United and Witton Albion was abandoned after 10 minutes due to a waterlogged Gigg Lane pitch.

On his arrival at the ground the referee inspected the pitch and deemed that the surface was playable. The referee inspected the pitch again prior to the kick off and after consultation with both managers agreed the pitch remained playable. Whilst it began to rain before kick off it was not possible to know how much rain would fall and if the pitch would be able to take the additional water. Both managers agreed that the only option was that the game should go ahead as scheduled, though contingencies were put in place to deal with the possibility of abandonment, including the handing out of vouchers valid for the rearranged fixture.

Unfortunately persistent rainfall resulted in surface water across large areas of the pitch and the referee had no option but to abandon the game after only ten minutes.

FC United
1 James Spencer
2 Kyle Jacobs (capt)
3 Lee Neville
4 Dave Birch
5 Adam Jones
6 Dean Stott
7 Matthew Wolfenden
8 Matthew Tierney
9 Greg Daniels
10 Jerome Wright
11 Cedric Krou

Witton Albion
1 Matt Cooper
2 Anthony Gardner
3 Matty Wood
4 Ben Harrison
5 Paul Booth
6 Joe Shaw
7 Josh Hancock (capt)
8 Olly James
9 Shaun Tuck
10 Steve Foster
11 Jamie Harrison

Goal scorer - Foster (5).