We Feel For The Supporters – Sweeney

Antony Sweeney, Yeovil Town v Hartlepool United

Antony Sweeney has admitted his disappointment for the players and the fans following the postponement of Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Yeovil Town.

Referee Peter Gibbons carried out a 1.30pm inspection of the playing surface at Huish Park, after which he decided to call the game off.

“I understand that the referee has a difficult decision,” Sweeney told Pools TV.

“The pitch is quite wet and there is standing water in one of the goal areas where the ball isn’t bouncing but I’m pretty sure I have played in worse and I know the lads would have preferred to get the game on and done dusted today.

“It’s an uncontrollable for us though so we just have to suck it up and get on with it.

“We’re disappointed for the fans,” he added.

“We’ve got the luxury of travelling on a coach and having an overnight stay in a hotel and we’re upset that it’s a wasted journey but a lot of the fans will have come this morning in the car.

“We appreciate their support and we’re disappointed that there isn’t any football being played but hopefully when the game is re-arranged we can reward them by advancing through to the next round.”

The First Round tie has now been re-arranged for Tuesday 12th November (7.45pm kick-off).#