Nov 28 2012 By Andrew Weston
Shotts Bon Accord
Shotts Bon Accord have been left counting the cost of Saturday’s postponed league fixture against Auchinleck Talbot at Hannah Park.
A section of the pitch down by the stand had frozen up overnight leading to the referee calling the game off at around 11am.
Gaffer Tony McInally said: “It was a real disappointment because Talbot were bringing up a bus load of folk for a meal and drink so the club lost a bit of revenue from it.
“Willie Quilter (chief executive) was pleading with the referee to get it on but it was not to be.
“I think it would have softened up and it would have been playable but the referee called it off.
“We spent more than £6,000 on drainage in the summer and the park has been magnificent.
“It was really unfortunate that there was a sudden frost.”
He added: “The Auchinleck manager had called me during the week to try and swap the game but we were convinced the game would be on.
“I was keen for the game to go ahead because as a team we have been in pretty good form and are improving.”
This weekend, BA travel to Arthurlie. McInally took in their 6-1 thrashing of Steelend Victoria on Saturday and expects a tough encounter saying: “Arthurlie are a good side middle to front and play football the right way using their two wide-men very well.
“So they are dangerous with healthy competition in the forward areas.
“It will be a really tough game. They are unbeaten in a while and the form horses.”
Striker Andy Scott is doubtful with a hamstring strain.