Thursday, 8 May 2014
Glapwell v Thorne Colliery - Rain stopped play
at Hall Corner, Glapwell
Glapwell v Thorne Colliery
POSTPONED - Waterlogged pitch
All was well when I set off just under an hour before kick off, but then the skies darkened, the heavens opened and the roads (and a few mentally unstable drivers) made the relative short journey to Glapwell, err ... 'interesting'.
The heavy rainfall over a short period of time left puddles of standing water all over one half of the pitch.
Match referee Kevin Guise had a look and told Glapwell to try sweeping the puddles away in the worst affected areas and said he'd have another look in half a hour.
They tried their best.
But after a cursory look, they decided to call the GAME OFF.
Both teams were out warming up and raring to go and it must've been especially galling for Thorne who'd travelled over 40 miles, in torrential rain, after work, through the busy early evening motorway traffic, to get to Hall Corner in time for the scheduled kick off time of 6.30pm. While poor old Glapwell had to refund all of their gate takings and, I assume, still fork out for the match officials fees and travel expenses.
At least I'm home in time to watch some of those episodes of Masterchef that I've Sky plussed, while I've been out and about on my travels.
Who would've guessed I have a keen interest in and fondness for food, eh?