Boss Cox has no complaints as Lions game washed out

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Guiseley’s National League match against AFC Fylde was postponed last night due to a waterlogged pitch.

Heavy persistent rain on Monday and again yesterday led to standing water on the Mill Farm pitch as both sets of players arrived.

The referee did several inspections with both his main and deciding ones failing.

The ball simply didn’t bounce on several occasions.

The Lions manager Paul Cox backed the referee taking the decision to call it off 90 minutes before kick-off.

He said: “Player safety is key, that is what matters and in patches the ball stopped, it made it unsafe and for that you give the referee credit.

“The Fylde groundstaff have worked really hard and tried to get this match on but that just wasn’t to be.

“There has been a lot of bad weather in the area and that has led to that standing water.

“Rather than a game the lads will now use the facilities nearby and train on them, we need to keep us going with training and getting the lads prepared and ready for a key game against Sutton on Saturday.”