Ayr United's fury over late call-off

Press Releasein Football

Disbelieving Ayr United say Saturday's frozen off match against Raith has left them stunned.

And they showed theircontempt for the decision by immediately staging a full scale bounce match on the pitch that was deemed unplayable.

Veteran groundsman Davie Harkness, who had laid down frost covers the day before, insisted the surface was perfectly playable.

He claimed: "I was able to fork the park in the morning and it was taking a stud. I would like to know which areas the referee said weren't OK."

Angry chairman Lachlan Cameron posted a message on the club's website which read: "Today's game against Raith Rovers has been put off by the referee.

"Despite the wishes of both teams and managers as well as the groundsman's insistence that the pitch was perfectly playable, the refereedecided that there were some areas of the pitch that weren't soft enough for his liking.

"The referee was asked to give it some time and/or let the players warm up on those areas, but that request was refused.

See the rest of the article on the following link:-Ayrshire Post

Article Tags: