FURIOUS Colwyn Bay manager Gary Finley believes Saturday’s clash on a saturated Weaver Stadium pitch should never have gone ahead.
Elated after his team’s FA Trophy victory over Sheffield in midweek, Finley’s joy turned to anguish after the abysmal playing conditions cost his side two first-half goals.
The pitch was only passed fit after an inspection 30 minutes before kick-off.
“I don’t think the game should have been played, there were pools of water all over the pitch,” said Finley.
“It’s not an excuse, we didn’t play well on the day, but it was a lottery out there and we conceded two goals which in normal circumstances wouldn’t have happened.”
Bay’s misery began in the 11th minute when a through ball by Andy Kinsey held up in the mud enabling Ashley Carter to open the scoring.
A minute before the break the field played a part again when an overhit cross to the back post got stuck in the quagmire and Carter was able to slide in for his second.
The second half saw numerous bad tackles fly in and yellow cards were handed out like confetti to both sides.
Colwyn’s hopes of a result were totally sunk when on 74 minutes Carter set up Slovakian striker Pavol Suhaj to fire in number three.
And to complete a miserable afternoon for the North Walians, Quayle was dismissed 10 minutes from time.