Call for answers in frozen pitch farce

Picture: Derick Thomas
Picture: Derick Thomas
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Fleetwood Town chief executive Steve Curwood has demanded answers as to why Town’s game at Wycombe was called off so late.

An overnight frost put pay to the fixture at Adams Park with Fleetwood’s players warming up on the pitch.

Town’s chief executive reserved his deepest sympathy for the travelling Cod Army who had made the long trip

He said:”You feel for the fans.

“100 or so have left their friends and family behind.

“They’ve come down here to support the club and to get that nod less than half an hour before kick off is a kick in the teeth.

“It’s pretty miserable when that happens.

“We’ve done everything we can but we want to know why nobody has let us know this game was in doubt.”

Curwood believed referee Andy Davies made the right decision, but far too late.

He said: “I think it was the right decision in the end.

“The pitch is bone hard, there’s no getting away from that.

“It’s unplayable.

“We arrived at around 12.30 and it was rock hard.

“It’s like a car park, you can’t play on it it’s like a football pitch.

“The concerning element is nobody has made Fleetwood Town aware at any stage that this game would be in doubt.

“It will have been in doubt from the moment people opened their curtains this morning.

“I don’t know what time anyone from Wycombe arrived at the ground but nobody has informed the football club until just before we got here.

“I suspect it is the referee that has alerted anyone.

“We’ll be asking questions as to why that is the case.”