UK time is: 13:25:24
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

RUFC - Ref 'Players Safety Paramount'

Rotherham United`s game with Accrington Stanley last night was called-off for fear for the players` safety, Referee Chris Sarginson told The Star.

Speaking to Les Payne at The Crown Ground, Mr Sarginson said, 'An hour before the game it was fine but as we were getting changed and looked out we could see the ball starting to stick on the surface when the players` were warming-up. I went out for my warn-up half-an-hour before kick-off and it was quickly apparent there was a problem.

'I informed both Managers and although they weren`t happy it was an easy decision to make. Player safety is paramount and I was concerned for them and their safety.

'One goal area and the far side were already in a dangerous condition and the forecast was for more rain. Had I started the match and a player had got a serious injury then I wouldn`t have been able to defend myself.`

To be fair those of us who were at the ground at 6.30pm did enquire if there was a possibility of the game being called off and when we went into the stadium half-an-hour later we were a bit surprised that it was still on at that time - not only due to the poor conditions on the pitch but also the away end was flooded and not at all easily accessible.

I think we are all now praying for good weather as we are making arrangements to travel to York on Saturday - where they are still clearing up after floods last week.




Join The Vital Debate

Don`t forget, you can also catch Vital Rotherham on Facebook and Twitter!

Vital Rotherham on: facebook

Vital Rotherham on: twitter




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday October 3 2012

Time: 9:02AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Smallwood Looking Forward To Game (Saturday November 1 2014)

Rotherham United v Middlesbrough Preview (Saturday November 1 2014)

RUFC - Evans 'Pringle Is A Threat' (Friday October 31 2014)

RUFC - Evans 'Green Our Best Player' (Friday October 31 2014)

RUFC - Evans 'Performances Been Good' (Friday October 31 2014)

Archived Rotherham United Articles

List All Vital Rotherham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Brentford 14 5 4 5 -3 19
14. Reading 14 5 3 6 -5 18
15. Millwall 14 4 5 5 -2 17
16. Rotherham 14 4 5 5 -3 17
17. Huddersfield 14 4 5 5 -6 17
18. Leeds Utd 14 4 4 6 -4 16
19. Wigan 14 3 6 5 -1 15

Breaking League News

Key man watch: Rudy Gestede
Reading : 01/11/2014 13:20:00
RUFC likeley to face January transfer embargo
Rotherham : 01/11/2014 12:44:00
Brentford vs Derby Match Preview
Brentford : 01/11/2014 12:13:00
Big Game Preview - Latics v Fulham
Wigan : 01/11/2014 10:42:00
RUFC - Smallwood Looking Forward To Game
Rotherham : 01/11/2014 10:10:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Come on then you moaners. Alex Revell or Mario Balotelli? I know who I'd rather have.
Suggested By:  baldtobeamiller
Revs! 100%
Balotelli 0%