The Stags game against Torquay was called off at 7.20pm, just 25 minutes before kick-off. The pitch was considered playable at 12.30, 4.30 and 6.00, but by 7.20 was considered unplayable. The part of the pitch in front of the West Stand was frozen by 7.20.
Team announced at 7.10 as:
Hassell Dimech Artell Vaughan
Lawrence Disley Williamson Corden
Day on subs bench but no Curtis.
News came at 6.20 that the referee, Curle and Rosenior agree the pitch is playable.
PITCH INSPECTION AT 4.30
Torquay United official site
Following a pitch inspection at 12.30 the referee has decided to hold a further inspection at 4.30pm.
Part of the pitch is frozen and the hope is that the temperature will rise sufficiently during the afternoon to bring on a thaw.
Stags wait on inspection
MANSFIELD Town's home clash with Torquay United tonight faces a second pitch inspection at tea time.
Although the Field Mill pitch was fine this morning, as the sun has moved this afternoon, the shadow cast by a stand has seen an area of pitch begin to freeze again.
Local referee Dave Naylor has already been in to take a look and said it was still playable at that moment.
Match referee Tony Leake of Darwen is on his way and expected to take a look at it somewhere between 4.30-5pm.
In the mean time Stags have brought in Mansfield company Total Hire and Sales who are trying to defrost the worst parts with a tent and heater.
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