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Wanderers to replay Rovers fixture
WANDERERS will replay their abandoned League Two match with Bristol Rovers after the Football League rejected Rovers’ appeal this morning.
The game was first suspended because of heavy rain and lightning before it was officially called off in the 66th minute, with Rovers 3-1 ahead.
Bristol chairman Nick Higgs was unhappy with the decision at the time, but the Football League today has found in favour of Blues.
A Football League spokesman said: “Having considered the relevant submissions from all parties, The Football League is satisfied that, in very difficult circumstances, the match referee took the appropriate action by initially suspending and then abandoning the match following advice from the Safety Officer.
“The League fully supports the referee in his actions and, in line with its regulations, requires that the match be replayed in full and at the earliest reasonable opportunity.”
Higgs said: “I am really disappointed with the decision, because I feel it gives Wycombe a clear advantage, as we wipe the slate clean and start again.
“I would have restarted the game on 66 minutes, which would have been fair to both parties.
“We must use this sense of injustice to motivate ourselves in the rematch and ensure the result goes in our favour.”
A new date for the fixture has yet been set
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