Town game abandoned at half-time owing to the weather

PUBLISHED: 11:09 01 February 2019

Tipton fc. Ref miscsp 44-17TI 2485. Picture: Terry Ife

Tipton fc. Ref miscsp 44-17TI 2485. Picture: Terry Ife

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Sidmouth Town are not in action this Saturday and that comes as something of a disappointment for Kevin Tooze.

The Vikings’ joint boss said: “With last Saturday’s game against St Martins being abandoned at half-time owing to the weather conditions and a cut-up surface, it means that we are going to be heading into next Saturday’s home game against top-of-the-table Stoke Gabriel somewhat ‘under-cooked’.”

He continued: “I personally don’t think the St Martins game should have started, as the Manstone Lane surface was wet before the kick-off and the heavy rain that fell just before, and then during the break, left the referee with no other option.

“It was shame for, at the halfway stage of a contest against a leading side at this level, the lads were coping very well and I felt we were on course to get something from the game.”

As for the lack of a game this Saturday, Tooze says: “It’s certainly not ideal and this current ‘stop-start’ nature of our fixtures – we have five games over the next seven weeks with just two at home – does not exactly help us in terms of getting continuity on the pitch, but we will give it our best shot.”

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