All washed out at Weston

PUBLISHED: 13:44 03 April 2006 | UPDATED: 09:05 24 May 2010

WESTON'S Conference South game against London-based Yeading was called off 15 minutes before the scheduled kick-off time, thanks to the downpour hours before and the persistent heavy rain. With both squads warming up, match referee Lee Swabey, from Plymou

WESTON'S Conference South game against London-based Yeading was called off 15 minutes before the scheduled kick-off time, thanks to the downpour hours before and the persistent heavy rain.With both squads warming up, match referee Lee Swabey, from Plymouth, pronounced the Woodspring Stadium unfit for play and called the game off, as the surface was covered in water.Speaking to the Weston Mercury, Seagulls manager Frank Gregan commented: "Both the Yeading manager Johnson Hippolyte and myself wanted the game played, but it was the referee's call and he made the final decision on grounds of health and safety."This will make a large dent in the club's finances, as under league rules, they have to bear the cost of the Yeading coach as well as the three match officials' fees and travelling expenses, as well as returning the gate money to the supporters.Thanks to the efforts of the kitchen staff at the ground, both squads and officials were given a hot meal 30 minutes after the game was abandoned.The match will now be played on Wednesday, April 12, with a 7.45pm kick-off.

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