LAW ON WORCESTER GAME POSTPONEMENT
Sunday Feb 7, 2016
Alfreton Town's match away to Worcester City on Saturday was postponed one hour before kick-off, despite assurances from earlier inspections that the game would go ahead.
Cannock referee Michael D'Aguilar had lengthy discussions with both managers before reluctantly coming to a sensible conclusion, with incessant rain increasing in volume every minute.
Asked if there was any doubt that the game would be postponed, Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law said: "l don't think so. If you looked at the projected weather forecast as l did yesterday (Friday), then you go on the lnternet and see it's rain, rain, rain.
"l spoke to their officials and they said there was going to be some doubt about the match being played - they play on someone else's ground [Kidderminster Harriers] and if they play today and it get's ruined ........ the pitch was never going to be playable.
"We got here - we could see the puddles on it - it's holding water - it was gushing down with rain - everyone could see that if it started it probably wouldn't finish. We're just disappointed now we've travelled all this way - we'll get on the bus and go back home.
"We don't want to be coming here on a Tuesday night, but that's what we'll have to do now."
Asked about the injury to Brad McGowan, Law added: "we just thought he'd stubbed his finger in the back of their [Curzon Ashton] striker, but it got caught in his shirt and when he pulled it away it's cracked his finger.
"lt isn't a straight fracture - it's right down the line of the bone, so they've had to pin it and screw it, and now they've got some concern that if they hadn't done that his hand could have fused in a bad position and he wouldn't have been able to use that hand again.
"He's come through the operation and he's fine. He's come into the team - he's only 19 years old - but he's given us stability, really fitted in well at the back and going forward.
"As we said at the beginning of the season it's about development and Brad's a big part of that" ended Law.