Newhaven’s John O’Hara Cup quarter-final at Ringmer last night (Thursday) had to be abandoned after just 12 minutes due to thick fog at the Caburn Ground.
It is the second time in three days that the Dockers have been unable to complete a game, after their SCFL Division One match at Rye United, on Tuesday, was brought to a premature end by floodlight failure at the Salts.
The match referee, Lisa Benn, decided to start the game but, as the fog thickened, visibility got progressively worse and Benn was left with no option but to bring the game to a halt. After a 10 minute wait it was decided the match couldn’t continue.
The tie, which has already been postponed once due to a waterlogged pitch, will likely be rearranged for Thursday 20th March at the Caburn.
It means Crowborough Athletic are still waiting to know their semi-final opponents. The Crows were given a bye through the quarter-final stage due to both Pagham and Worthing United fielding ineligible players in their third-round tie, which Pagham won 9-0.
Newhaven are next in action on Saturday afternoon when they welcome Horsham YMCA to Fort Road. Kick off is at 3pm and there will be a half-time penalty shoot-out between the players of Newhaven’s U13 team.