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Guy: The Right Call

22 October 2013

Boss agrees with decision to abandon Wycombe clash

Guy Whittingham believes it was the right decision to call off Pompey’s match against Wycombe.

The game was all square at half-time when referee Lee Collins made the decision to abandon the fixture.

Torrential rain had battered Fratton Park throughout the first half, leading to large puddles forming on the pitch.

And with the rain failing to relent during the interval, Whittingham felt the official made the correct call.

The Blues boss said: “The referee asked us if there were any concerns after 30 minutes and both managers wanted to keep playing. But then at half-time he had no choice.

“We had got ourselves back in the game, but people were sliding in and losing their footing.

“The ball was also sticking a few times, so ultimately there could only be one decision.

“I don’t think any side wants to take part in a game when things become that dangerous.

“Now we have to move on and get ourselves ready to go to Torquay on Saturday.”

Billy Knott had given Wycombe the lead before Patrick Agyemang converted Ricky Holmes’ free-kick to equalise.

Whittingham said: “In this league you need people who can send in a good delivery because set-pieces are so important.

“It’s something we work so hard on, so it was pleasing to see that pay off again.”

Supporters should keep hold of their match tickets as they will be honoured for the rearranged fixture.

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