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Rotherham Match Postponed

8 February 2014

Game off after early inspection.

The U's match against Rotherham United has been called OFF after an early morning pitch inspection at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

The ongoing inclement weather conditions have played their part once again and, despite the pitch covers having been on the pitch since Thursday, the surface was deemed not playable.

Referee Brendan Malone consulted both management teams and agreed to call the game off.

"We took the covers off and underneath it was very wet. With the forecast of more rain to follow later today, I had the safety of all three teams paramount in my mind along with the consideration for the supporters and called the match off in agreement with both management teams."

He told the official website: "I turned up for the 8.30 pitch inspection and met with both management teams to walk the pitch.

By way of reference, the local area has now had - not including Saturday's rain - 257mm of rain in December, January and the first seven days of February. The normal average rain levels for the area over the last 30 years for the whole of December/January/February is 154mm.

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