Mansfield Town’s postponed game with Macclesfield Town gets new date

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MANSFIELD Town’s Blue Square Bet Premier fixture away to Macclesfield Town has been quickly re-arranged and will now be played on Tuesday 16th October (7.45pm).

The match was controversially called off at around 5pm on Tuesday afternoon following heavy rain.

The decision provoked the fury of Stags boss Paul Cox, who had travelled up ahead of the team bus to find the Moss Rose pitch already unplayable.

And speaking after the clash had been called off, the Stags’ manager said he was unhappy a decision could not have been made sooner.

“All it would have taken is a little bit of common sense with this one,” said Cox.

“With the rain we were having and the forecast, this game must have been in doubt before this and a decision could have been made much earlier.

“The lads were focused and were ready to play. We did everything right.

“Also we had a lot of supporters who were travelling up here tonight and many of them probably got halfway and then had to turn back home.

“There is an amber alert in this part of the country yet people have had to make an effort to try to get here.

“We have been stuck in some horrendous traffic.

“Some of the roads on the way up have been absolutely atrocious.

“We seem to have come through a couple of rivers at one stage.

“I just hope everyone gets home safely.”

Stags face Hereford United on Saturday knowing they must win to stay in touch with the promotion pack.