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U's Flash: Game Off

28 December 2012

Weekend fixture falls foul to wet weather.

Colchester United's game against Swindon Town has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Mr Crysell told the official website: "

With the pitch waterlogged as of early Friday evening following substantial rainfall in the local area in the past week, and further significant rain expected during the course of Saturday, the game was called off by official Adam Crysell that came to visit the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
"This prevents fans from having to travel and incurring unnecessary expense."

"We might have been lucky and got no rain, but if there was heavy rain in the lead up to kick-off, it would have put the game in doubt if it had even got that far.

"The forecast is for further rain through tomorrow, so regrettably we have come to the decision to call the game off.

The pitch is currently completely unplayable and if the game was this evening, it would not have been able to go ahead.

U's manager Joe Dunne and Swindon assistant manager Fabrizio Piccareta were both in attendance as the surface was examined on Friday.

The U's had asked for a further morning inspection, but the official that looked at the pitch on the referee's behalf opted to advise Saturday's official Mr Robinson that the game should be called off.

The U's groundstaff had worked hard since Wednesday's game against Brentford to ensure that this match could take place but the excessively wet conditions put paid to hopes of playing the match. All tickets for the fixture will be valid for the rearranged match.

The U's next fixture is on Tuesday at Crawley Town.

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