Boss respects decision

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Neil Aspin said times have changed when it comes to calling off matches - but said he respected the referee’s decision to postpone Tuesday night’s game at home to Vauxhall Motors.

The Shaymen, who were looking to extend their winning streak to five matches, were due to face Motors at the Shay at 7.45pm.

The referee and both managers inspected the pitch just before 7pm and gave the game the green light.

Both sets of players went out to warm up, but as they did the heavens opened and the pitch became saturated.

The referee called another inspection at 7.25pm and the game was called off, with Town fans having already started to enter the ground.

Aspin said he was disappointed but respected the decision.

“I think times have changed,” said the Town boss.

“Years ago games got played when pitches were in worse conditions but I don’t blame the referee because he’s governed by the health and safety rules and that puts him in a difficult position.

“Having talked to the ref he’s a football man who wants to see the game on, but what he doesn’t want to see is a game that’s spoilt by the weather so you have to agree with his decision.

“Obviously we wanted the game to be on because we’re on a good run and we want to play, but I fully respect the referee’s decision.”

Town will now travel to Chester on Saturday in the FA Cup third qualifying round.