We had a bad frost last night. I spent all of this morning and early afternoon (up until 12.45pm) looking at websites, carefully keeping a check on twitter and ringing up various grounds to see which games had survived.
A lot of games in reach were called off but at 11am AFC Liverpool announced that their NWCL game v Silsden HAD PASSED AN INSPECTION AND WAS ON!
I struggled with M62 traffic and roadworks but eventually arrived at the Prescot Cables ground that AFC Liverpool use at 2.10pm.
I was met by locked turnstiles and the entire Silsden squad (in their smart tracksuits) angrily marching out the ground and boarding their mini-bus. "Whats going on" I fearfully enquired, "They've just decided to call it off" came back the reply from one of the players, he went on to say "two bloody hours to get here and they postpone it at the last minute.... the league told us it was on"!!!
So there you have it. Yet another ridiculously late postponement from a match referee. This was a major balls-up.
I hope the NWCL can offer officials some advice on letting people know a little earlier if games are going to fall foul of the weather.
I wasted over 120 miles worth of diesel and gave up a gloriously sunny day (it was 6 degrees in Prescot)
Think I've calmed down a bit now!
Apologies for the first draft (which was unedited).