Muddy con­di­tions see match called off

North Waikato News - - OUT & ABOUT - SANDY MAC­DON­ALD

Four unan­swered goals in the first 30 min­utes of Ngaru­awahia’s 2nd Di­vi­sion foot­ball home match against Claude­lands Rovers counted for noth­ing on Satur­day.

At the half-hour point the ref­eree called off the match due to the de­te­ri­o­rat­ing con­di­tion of Cen­ten­nial Park, due to the in­ces­sant rain and over­loaded drainage over the past week.

The north­ern goal mouth was be­gin­ning to take on the ap­pear­ance of a bog and a sec­tion near the half-way line also be­came treach­er­ous.

Con­sid­er­ing the safety of the play­ers the ref­eree cor­rectly called off the match, much to the cha­grin of a num­ber of lo­cal sup­port­ers.

Many of those com­plain­ing did it from the shel­ter of the clu­b­rooms with a glass of al­co­hol in their warm hands.

The nul­li­fied goals were net­ted by Mark Chris­tensen with a bi­cy­cle kick, Sam French, Hugh­wyn Habib and Salah Bahiss.

The match will be re­played on Septem­ber 10.

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