Mansfield Town’s big home game against Macclesfield Town has been called off after more heavy snow fell over Mansfield through the night. Joint operations director Paul Broughton said: “The match has been called off on both public safety grounds and because of the pitch.”
A pitch inspection was set for mid-morning, but with 5ins of snow on the pitch, a referee took a look at 9am and decided there was no chance.
It is a second blow to Stags in a week with Tuesday’s massive showdown at Wrexham also falling victim to the weather with a waterlogged pitch.
Elsewhere in the games that were played, leaders Kidderminster took their chance to extend their lead at the top of the table to three points with a 3-1 win at Southport. But Stags now have three games in hand on them. And Stockport did Mansfield a big favour by beating Stags’ promotion rivals Newport County 1-0.
Today’s Blue Square Bet Premier Division game between Braintree Town and Alfreton Town has also been postponed due to a snowbound Cressing Road pitch.
The Reds’ fixture has been rearranged for next Thursday, 28th March with a 7.45pm kick-off.