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19th February 2008 14:18

Stags' Stockport match postponed
THE Stags' Tuesday night trip to Stockport County has been postponed due to the icy winter weather.
A 12.30pm inspection at Edgley Park ended with the referee ruling that parts of the pitch were unplayable.

A County spokesman said: "An area of the pitch is frozen and the referee deemed it unplayable."

One area the pitch is covered by shade and has been frozen solid by several days of harsh overnight frosts.

Stags boss Billy Dearden said on Tuesday lunchtime: "We are very disappointed as we are in a bit of a seam of form away from home just now and Stockport had one or two injuries and their keeper out suspended after being sent off on Saturday.

"But there is nothing we can do about it. We have not got a say in it.

"We were looking forward to going there and getting a result, but now we have just got to concentrate on getting ready for the weekend."

A date has yet to be arranged for the fixture, which has now been postponed twice - the first time through the Stags' FA Cup Fourth Round tie Middlesbrough.

Already this season the Stags have also seen matches with Bury, Wrexham and Wycombe postponed for a variety of reasons - from a waterlogged pitch to a lack of water!

CHAD website, 10.41: A pitch inspection is planned for Mansfield Town's game at Stockport County tonight between 12.30 and 1pm. Although there have been covers on the pitch, the heavy frosts have left the pitch rock solid first thing today and it was just a question of how quickly that would thaw during this morning.


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