McGhee understands abandonment
Two superb goals by Eliot Richards had put the Pirates in
control but persistent heavy rain coupled with a thunderstorm that
saw lightning come dangerously close to striking Adams Park put the
match in jeopardy. Eventually, referee Andy Davies decided to call
off proceedings with 67 minutes gone with the pitch unplayable and
the fan’s safety in question.
McGhee said: “We have to accept the decision – the safety
officer had the interest of both sets of players and fans and he
had to make that decision. It was too big a risk for him to have
let that game go on.
“Obviously we’re disappointed because we were winning the game
but we’re satisfied that the decision was made in good faith.
“I’ve been in games in Scotland that were postponed because of
snow or rain but I can’t remember being in involved in too many
abandonments. It’s even more unusual to be involved in one in the
middle of summer, but it happens and we accept it.
“Eliot though will be absolutely gutted but hopefully his
performance will give him the belief that he can score goals and I
said to him before the game that there was no reason why he
shouldn’t finish top scorer with this squad.”