Harrogate Town boss Simon Weaver was left to fume over a wasted journey to North London after Tuesday night’s National League clash with Barnet was abandoned at half-time.
The fixture, originally due to be played on Saturday but then postponed due a waterlogged pitch, was hastily re-arranged by the Bees despite a bleak weather forecast.
And, when the heavens opened almost immediately upon kick-off, the already-saturated playing surface at The Hive quickly began to deteriorate.
The first half of the game was completed, however with the scores locked at 1-1, referee Gary Parsons deemed conditions to have become unplayable and called a halt to proceedings during the interval.
A frustrated Weaver accepted that the decision to abandon the contest was the correct one, but insisted that the match should never have been re-arranged for Tuesday evening.
“I think logic has to play a part sometimes,” he said.
“People want games on, and we all wanted to play tonight, but looking at the Met Office, they don’t often get it wrong.”