Gretna P-P Morton

Morton's Scottish Cup replay with Gretna at Fir Park was postponed tonight. Referee Kenny Clark called a halt deciding the waterlogged pitch was unplayable after a 6.45pm pitch inspection.

In my opinion the decision to call a pitch inspection so late in the day is a disgraceful way to treat fans - most of whom were well on their way to the game via various methods of transport. I was more annoyed to learn that there was a pitch inspection prior to the one held at quarter to seven which proved 'inconclusive' according to the BBC sport website.

Gretna's official website quotes Kenny Clark as saying: “The park was waterlogged and it would have represented a danger to players because of the inability to stop themselves, especially the goalkeepers with forwards closing in on them, over and above that, the game would have been a lottery. Neither side wants to go out of the Scottish Cup because of a bad bounce or some player mis-controlling the ball. It’s one of those things, you can’t legislate for that amount of raining falling in that short of time.”

The site also confirms that the match will now be played on Monday the 28th of January 2008 with a 7.45pm kick-off.

I'm just glad I travel with the Gourock Morton Supporters who have very kindly decided to refund everyone's bus money.

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