Why was Plymouth-Barnsley called off after 58 minutes?

Judging by the footage of this match it looks like UEFA may have another match fixing scandal to look into.

Barnsley had fought back from 1-down yesterday to take a 4-1 lead at Home Park and such was their dominance in the match that a few more goals from the Tykes looked the most likely scenario.

However, due to the torrential rain, which did not look any worse than much of what we have seen in games up and down the land throughout the weekend, referee Gavin Ward abandoned the match in the 58th minute.

Barnsley manager Mark Robins was not a happy bunny: “I don’t think he (the referee) would have made the same decision if the score was the other way around.”

Robins continued: “We will have to come here again now. Our supporters have to come here again and we are all disappointed because we played ever so well. The players are devastated by that and we have to remember that feeling when we come back here. The decision was made unilaterally by the referee and that is the first time I have seen that. We should see if the referee will reimburse our supporters because coming here will have cost them an absolute fortune. I don’t think it was that dangerous.”

Match highlights of Barnsley’s “win” at Plymouth and the moment when the game was called off can be seen here.