Weston-super-Mare head coach ‘frustrated’ as Bath City match is called off

PUBLISHED: 14:46 04 February 2017 | UPDATED: 14:46 04 February 2017

Scott Bartlett

Scott Bartlett

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Weston-super-Mare head coach Scott Bartlett says he is ‘disappointed’ and ‘frustrated’ after today’s (Saturday’s) match against Bath City was postponed due to the pitch being deemed unplayable by the referee.

There was heavy rainfall throughout last night in the town but it had since stopped, and the club were hopeful they would be able to get the game on.

However, Bartlett told the Mercury that despite every effort by the club’s staff he has to respect the referee’s decision.

He said: “I am disappointed with the decision but I respect it. But in these situations, both clubs and the officials need to want to play the game and that was not the case today.

“It is frustrating and our next game is now away at Poole Town – but we are getting used to playing away so we will make sure we train properly and be ready for it.”

A date has not yet been set for the rearranged fixture, with prior arrangements with Bath City looking to have fallen through.

Bartlett said: “We did have an agreement with Bath to play the game this coming Tuesday but Gary [Owers - Bath City manager] has now decided he does not want to play us yet.

“It is disappointing for both sets of fans but that is his prerogative. I suppose it is a compliment to the form we are in.”

Weston have now not played at The Woodspring Stadium since January 1, when they defeated Truro 4-2.

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