Heavy rain forced cup final postponment

HEAVY and incessant rain forced the Northern Alliance Kicks Leisure George Dobbins League Cup final between Ashington Colliers and Seaton Delaval Amateurs to be called off on Wednesday night.

The game at Bedlington Terriers’s Welfare Park was given the thumbs down verdict by Newcastle-based referee John Harper less than an hour before the 7pm kick-off due to a waterlogged surface.

It has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 16.

Colliers boss David Brown said: “The referee had no alternative. He was spot on with his decision because it would have been a lottery.

“The pitch was quite firm but the water was just lying on top of it.

“Both teams were happy with the outcome.”