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Game stopped by puddles as storm causes spectators to huddle

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None of the match officials at the grounds could give an indication as to when the replay of the match was likely to happen.

A heavy downpour at the AR Abass Stadium on Saturday afternoon dampened proceedings between local heroes Colville United and visiting Tsantsabane Stars during their ABC Motsepe League encounter.

Due to the rain, the match referee Mervin van Wyk blew off the game midway through the second half. There was still a whole half-hour of play left to play, and at that point, the score between the two sides was even with no goals having been scored.

The fans who had come out to spectate the game had a tough time doing so. Owing to the roofless grandstand which had lost its covering sometime back during another mighty storm, the fans had bunched up under the little covers available near the main entrance and the carports at the western end of the grounds.

The first half, which had started in drier conditions, was a fast-paced affair from the kick-off and Colville had the better chances of the two sides upfront. The United strikers regulars such as Delano Abrahams, Nazier Fish and Liston Brouwers put in commendable shots at goal but all came to nought.

Of the visiting Tsantsabane players Kallie Kok sent crosses from the left-field inwards to Ambrose Doyle but the latter failed to capitalise on the sweet passes. This state of affairs persisted until the break came.

The rain came down as the match resumed. None of the match officials at the grounds could give an indication as to when the replay of the match was likely to happen.

Giddy van Rooyen