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Rovers 3-1 Up, But Lighting Strikes

Rovers 3-1 Up, But Lighting Strikes

Bristol Rovers League Two clash away at Wycombe Wanderers was called off for safety reasons with Rovers 3-1 up.

Rovers were leading thanks to a Lee Brown strike and two stunning strikes by Eliot Richards, but after the away end was struck twice by lighting the game was called off for health and safety reason. McGhee said to the official: 'We have to accept the decision - the safety officer had the interest of both sets of players and fans and he had to make that decision. It was too big a risk for him to have let that game go on.

'Obviously we're disappointed because we were winning the game but we're satisfied that the decision was made in good faith.

'I've been in games in Scotland that were postponed because of snow or rain but I can't remember being in involved in too many abandonments. It's even more unusual to be involved in one in the middle of summer, but it happens and we accept it.

'Eliot though will be absolutely gutted but hopefully his performance will give him the belief that he can score goals and I said to him before the game that there was no reason why he shouldn't finish top scorer with this squad.'

The game will now be replayed, but no date has yet been set.



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Writer:Lenny 1883
Date:Sunday August 26 2012
Time: 2:33PM

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