Mansfield Town game at Hereford is off
MANSFIELD Town's match at Hereford tonight has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch following a pitch inspection this afternoon.
The covers had been on at Edgar Street and volunteers had helped clear the snow at the weekend.
But heavy rain yesterday afternoon raised concerns about the surface, with tonnes of sand being put down to soak up the excess water.
A local referee carried out an inspection this morning and held off making a decision, leaving it to the match referee to make the call at 2pm.
With only light rain falling in the morning and ground staff working on the pitch throughout, there was some optimism but with the forecast of more rain and the surface sodden, an early decision was taken to call the game off.
It means the Bulls will have gone three weeks without a game by this weekend, while Stags' home match with Dartford this weekend will be their first in a fortnight.