Livingston's game called off for SECOND time after their plastic pitch fails another inspection

Livingston’s clash with Aberdeen is called off for SECOND time after their plastic pitch fails another late inspection due to waterlogged surface

  • Aberdeen’s Scottish Premiership match at Livingston has been called off again
  • The match referee completed an inspection of the plastic pitch before the game
  • He said the ball was struggling to bounce and instead sat in the large puddles
  • It is the second time the game at the Tony Macaroni Arena has been postponed
  • The game – due to take place in December – was called off due to a frozen pitch

Aberdeen’s Scottish Premiership match at Livingston has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

Match referee Steven McLean carried out an inspection of the plastic pitch prior to the 7.45pm kick-off and deemed the surface unplayable.

It is the second time the game at the Tony Macaroni Arena has been postponed, with the original fixture – due to be played on December 30 – called off due to a frozen pitch. 

Aberdeen’s Scottish Premiership match at Livingston this evening has been called off again

Aberdeen’s Scottish Premiership match at Livingston this evening has been called off again

Officials from Livingston tried to sweep the pitch to clear some of the water during the player’s warm up, but their efforts were not enough to see the game go ahead.

McLean revealed how was ball was struggling to bounce and stated that it was sitting in the large puddles that accumulated on the surface. 

The match referee Steven McLean (left) completed an inspection of the plastic pitch

The match referee Steven McLean (left) completed an inspection of the plastic pitch

He said the ball was struggling to bounce and instead sat in the large puddles on the pitch

He said the ball was struggling to bounce and instead sat in the large puddles on the pitch

Both sides were left frustrated having completed their warm-ups before the match officials reached a conclusion.  

The decision will also cause frustration for both sides as another rearranged game will add more chaos to the already hectic 2020-2021 schedule. 

Livingston and Aberdeen have already played less games than several clubs in the league. 

The Dons have already fallen victim to rearranged games following Covid-related decision to postpone their fixtures.  

It is the second time the game has been postponed - with the first being due to frozen pitch

It is the second time the game has been postponed – with the first being due to frozen pitch

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