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Morecambe match abandoned

1 October 2016

This afternoon's match against Morecambe was abandoned after 10 minutes due to a waterlogged pitch.

A torrential thunderstorm commenced shortly before kick-off and the pitch quickly became unplayable.

Referee Dean Whitestone called a temporary halt to proceedings with the scores locked at 0-0.

But, with no sign of the conditions improving and the pitch already waterlogged, representatives of both clubs agreed to abandon the match.

Notts assistant manager Mark Crossley said: "It was unbelievable how much came down. Without a shadow of a doubt, it was unplayable.

"At first, when the referee was coming off, I thought he was calling it off because he was getting hurt by the hailstones!

"We’re disappointed because we’re on a run at the moment. The players' confidence is high - they want to be out there playing and they’re disappointed."

Notts defender Haydn Hollis almost opened the scoring with a clever flick from a corner. He said: "I’d have been fuming if I’d scored and then it was called off, so everything happens for a reason!

"We get a little rest in our legs now ready for Tuesday and the big one at Mansfield next Saturday."

Anyone who attended the game should retain their match ticket, with further details to be announced later.

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