The reason Mansfield Town and Forest Green Rovers match has been called off…

The match between Mansfield Town and Forest Green Rovers has been called off due to adverse weather conditions caused by Storm Babet, which has resulted in continuous heavy rain and flooding in the area for approximately 30 hours.

The decision to postpone the match was made following a pitch inspection by the Stags, who cited the ongoing torrential rain and the prediction of further heavy rainfall throughout the day as the primary reasons. The referee also shared concerns regarding the state of the pitch and the weather forecast for the day.

As of 8:40 am on Saturday, October 21, a total of 57 flood warnings and 27 flood alerts had been issued for rivers in the county.

Mansfield Town issued a statement confirming the match’s postponement and explained, “Mansfield Town’s scheduled Sky Bet League Two fixture at home against Forest Green Rovers has been postponed after a pitch inspection conducted this morning.”

They further clarified, “The area has endured 30 hours of continuous heavy rainfall, and with the expectation of more heavy rain in the next six hours, along with the referee’s apprehensions regarding the surrounding conditions, the decision to postpone the match was taken.”

The statement also noted that the club shop and ticket office would remain closed for the day, and a rescheduled date for the match would be announced in the near future.

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