Yeovil Town's away trip against Tranmere Rovers has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch this morning. Despite clearing their Prenton Park pitch of most of the snow, heavy overnight rain has flooded the pitch, and with more bad weather forecast for today and tomorrow, huge puddles in the centre of the pitch have made the match a total non-starter.
Chief Executive Mick Horton has told the Tranmere official site that he could fully understand the decision that was made by referee Graham Salisbury:
"We are really disappointed the game won't take place but with heavy rain forecast overnight and tomorrow, can fully understand the referee's decision. Our ground staff have worked exceptionally hard this week in clearing the snow from the pitch and surrounding areas but we have been beaten by the rain that fell during the night and this morning. There is only so much any club can do and the bad weather we have had recently has affected virtually every team in the country. Hopefully the weather will soon improve and we can start training and playing as usual."
The run without a game now means that Yeovil Town are suffering their worst run without a football match since 1963 and the third worst since the end of World War Two. A reminder of those seasons can be found in an article we published last weekend, repeated below in case you missed it at the time.
Link: The Big Freezes And How They Affected Yeovil Town.
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