Brown is puzzled by postponement

Brown is puzzled by postponement

Brown is puzzled by postponement

First published in Sport

HEYBRIDGE Swifts boss Jody Brown has admitted being puzzled by the postponement of Saturday’s game at Thurrock.

The Ryman League division one north match was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

Brown was disappointed by the decision and, speaking generally, said that he feels games are now called off too easily, too quickly.

“I was a bit puzzled by our call-off on Saturday,” said Brown.

“The pitch inspection was arranged for 11am and then the game was called off at 11.40am.

“That, to me, suggests it was touch-and-go and if that was the case late-morning, with more than three hours to go before kick-off, then surely the decision to postpone came too early?

“I’m not a groundsman and I’m not a weatherman, so I stand to be corrected.

“And I’m not for a second suggesting any clubs have any hidden agenda when they postpone games.

“I’m just saying it as I see it, as a frustrated manager, desperate to start playing games. Unfortunately, you reach a point where you’re resigned to games being called off.

“It affects both your preparation and mindset and that’s so sad.”

For the full story see this week's Maldon Standard

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