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Referee Was Right

2 October 2016

Jim Bentley said referee Dean Whitestone was right to call off Saturday's game at Notts County because of a waterlogged pitch.

A torrential downpour that started just before the game began saw huge swathes of the Meadow Lane pitch covered in puddles leaving football almost impossible.

Bentley said: “It wasn't playable and wasn't safe. The referee gave it 10 minutes but it was pretty clear that is soon wasn't fit.

“During the warm up you could see a big black cloud coming over and when it did arrive it certainly emptied.

“It's a shame because we were looking forward to the game.''

The main disappointment for Bentley was the yellow card for Michael Rose, his fifth booking of the campaign, which leaves him suspended the visit of Carlisle on Saturday.

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