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King's Lynn boss disappointed to see Notts County clash fall foul of the weather in the National League



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King's Lynn Town manager manager Tommy Widdrington was disappointed to see the home game against Notts County postponed due to a waterlogged pitch – but admitted the referee's decision has to be accepted.

The National League clash was called off following a 2pm pitch inspection by referee David Richardson, after heavy rain overnight and throughout Sunday morning.

It is the second successive season that the Linnets have lost the Boxing Day clash against the Magpies after last year's meeting between the two teams was postponed due to Covid in the home camp.

"People were raring to go today," said Widdrington.

Officials from both clubs with match referee David Richardson. Picture: Tim Smith. (53955450)
Officials from both clubs with match referee David Richardson. Picture: Tim Smith. (53955450)

"It was a big game for us at The Walks and they've travelled a couple of hours to get here.

"Both sets of players and staff are disappointed but we can only control what we can control and we can't affect the weather.

"I've certainly played and managed teams on worse surfaces than that but the referee is ultimately responsible for the safety of everyone on the pitch and you have to go with his decision."

King's Lynn Town coach Hugo Langton with match referee David Richardson. Picture: Tim Smith (53955452)
King's Lynn Town coach Hugo Langton with match referee David Richardson. Picture: Tim Smith (53955452)

The postponement has reduced the Linnets' festive programme from a feast to a famine after their game against Grimsby Town on December 28 was called off last week due to a bout of Covid in the Mariners' squad.

But despite the loss of two games over the Festive period, Lynn boss Widdrington has predicted brighter times ahead in 2022.

"I can see us having a bright 2022," he said.

"There's palpable disappointment in that dressing room and the players have applied themselves brilliantly since I arrived at the club.

"So whether it's Notts County or Altrincham we are playing, we want the supporters to come out to get behind us.

"Nobody can go back and start again but what we can do is try to change the ending."



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