Ref right to halt game

Sunday Sun - - Football - James Hunter

Sun­der­land goalscorer Chris Maguire gets soaked slid­ing in for a tackle against Ac­cring­ton’s Nick An­der­son. In­set, the scene when the match was aban­doned af­ter 73 min­utes with the score at 1-1 JACK Ross said aban­don­ing Sun­der­land’s game at Ac­cring­ton Stan­ley was the cor­rect de­ci­sion.

A down­pour had put the game in doubt but the weather eased just in time be­fore kick-off.

But with the scores level at 1-1, the rain re­turned and the game was halted in the 73rd minute.

Ross said: “I had my con­cerns about the game start­ing and the con­di­tions have wors­ened to the ex­tent that you can see now – you can’t play on that, and there does be­come an el­e­ment of farce about it.”

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