Following the decision to postpone Saturday’s npower League 1 match against Leyton Orient, Notts County Chief Executive James Rodwell has spoken of his displeasure with the decision.
“I am astonished at the decision of today’s match referee to call the game off. In all my years in football I have never been more surprised at a decision, it quite simply beggars belief that a professional match official could come to this conclusion,” said Rodwell.
“We had a game called off a couple of weeks ago on a Tuesday and I fully agreed with that decision as it was, in everybody’s opinion, correct.
“Both managers and both sets of players wanted to play the game today and were more than happy with the condition of the pitch. It appears that the only person in the stadium who thought that the game was a danger to the players was the referee,” he added.
“Having spoken to both managers, the safety of the players is at the forefront of all of their decision-making and neither of them had any concerns whatsoever about the playing surface.
“The decision of the referee is absolute and there is not a thing we can do about it. We can only apologise to both sets of supporters, who had made their way to Meadow Lane for the game.
“This decision today has cost Notts County several thousand pounds and much disappointment.”