Telford's Blue Square Bet Premier match with Tamworth was abandoned after 43 minutes because of a waterlogged pitch.

The game, which is yet to be rearranged, was still goalless when play was called to a halt.

Lots of water was visible on the pitch at kick-off following a heavy downpour on Monday morning.

The rain returned in the first half, stopping the ball dead on the pitch and causing the game to be stopped after 36 minutes and then later abandoned.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

AFC Telford United manager Andy Sinton told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"We're all disappointed but the ball wasn't rolling and players' safety has to come into it - we could've lost one or two players on that sort of surface.

"We could've also lost a goal in a farcical situation. People are paying good money and they want to see a game.

"I don't want to enter a lottery, I want to enter a football game and if we get beaten I'll take that. But I don't like getting beaten in a lottery, that's why I don't enter it on a Saturday night."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (0)

AFC Telford United

  • 01 Young
  • 02 Salmon
  • 06 Killock
  • 18 Blackburn
  • 23 Valentine
  • 08 Trainer
  • 20 Davies
  • 28 Cain
  • 09 Perry
  • 22 Brown
  • 25 Sharp

Substitutes

  • 32 Robinson
  • 16 Preston
  • 27 Smith
  • 19 Jackson
  • 31 Proudlock

Tamworth

  • 01 Hedge
  • 02 Tait
  • 05 Francis
  • 06 Oji
  • 16 Green
  • 12 McDonald
  • 14 Patterson
  • 19 Barrow
  • 33 McKoy Booked
  • 23 Christie
  • 24 Collins

Substitutes

  • 03 Habergham
  • 17 Gudger
  • 15 Nix
  • 07 Marna
  • 09 Taylor

Match Stats

Shots

2 1

On target

1 1

Corners

0 2

Fouls

1 8

Live Text Commentary

43:07

The match is abandoned.

35:28

Corner taken by Liam McDonald played to the near post, Will Salmon manages to make a clearance.

31:18

Chris Blackburn takes the indirect free kick.

31:18 Booking

Booking Nick McKoy booked for unsporting behaviour.

30:57

Foul by Nick McKoy on Richard Davies, free kick awarded.

28:51

Iyseden Christie concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Blackburn. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

26:58

Richard Davies takes a long range shot harmlessly clearing the crossbar.

22:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Perry by Sam Oji. Jonathan Brown restarts play with the free kick.

21:47

Sam Oji concedes a free kick for a foul on Will Salmon. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Young.

20:35

Corner taken by Liam McDonald, Phil Trainer makes a clearance.

18:19

Foul by Paul Green on Phil Trainer, free kick awarded. Ryan Young takes the free kick.

14:35

Kyle Perry concedes a free kick for a foul on Francino Francis. Jonathan Hedge restarts play with the free kick.

12:35

The ball is sent over by Liam McDonald, clearance made by Ryan Valentine.

11:59

The ball is sent over by Richard Tait, Iyseden Christie takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young.

9:42

The ball is sent over by Liam McDonald, clearance made by Ryan Valentine.

8:43

Chris Sharp is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jonathan Hedge restarts play with the free kick.

8:09

Iyseden Christie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Blackburn. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Young.

6:15

Foul by Nick McKoy on Phil Trainer, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ryan Valentine.

4:57

Handball by Phil Trainer. Richard Tait restarts play with the free kick.

1:24

Sam Oji gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Perry. Shot on goal comes in from Jonathan Brown from the free kick, save made by Jonathan Hedge.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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