Bury Town issue statement after game called off 7 minutes before final whistle whilst 5-0 up

In last nights football Bury Town were 5-0 up against Witham Town with just seven minutes remaining when the game at Ram Meadow was abandoned due to fog. The club has issued a statement condemning the decision saying there was clear visibility across the pitch and that no attempt was made to find a solution to play the remaining 7 minutes.

The club statement says:

“Bury Town Football Club were appalled that Tuesday evening’s home Isthmian League match with Witham Town was abandoned by the match referee with just 7 minutes remaining due to fog.

With the scoreline 5-0 in favour of Bury Town and 83 minutes played, with no prior warning the referee abandoned the game with no attempt to find a solution to play the remaining 7 minutes.

At the point the game was abandoned, there was clear visibility across the pitch. There was no consideration for the 400 capacity crowd in attendance or the club staff who had successfully staged another sell out fixture.

The Club would like to apologise to our supporters for a decision that was out of our control, but we thank you for your continued support.

The Club has already been in contact with the Isthmian League regarding the final outcome of the match.”