Bradford City's Johnstone's Paint Trophy clash against Yorkshire rivals, Barnsley, was abandoned five minutes before kick off due to the heavy rain that swept across the country last night.
Match officials ruled that parts of the Valley Parade pitch were left unplayable after the downpour, with the ball neither rolling or bouncing when tested.
Referee, Trevor Kettle, made the decision shortly before 8pm, after the kick off had been delayed in the hope the weather would clear, and that the waterlogged pitch would have a chance to drain.
Barnsley manager Lee Johnson believes the Tykes should go into every game of the League One season with the belief that they can take all three points:
Barnsley FC has announced that Puma and Genesis Sports will supply the club's technical and replica kits as well as training gear.
The deal begins from the start of next season.
Barnsley today officially named Lee Johnson as their new manager.
He succeeds Danny Wilson and is one of the most highly regarded young coaches in the English game.
It has been seen as something of a coup that The Tykes have lured him away from their League One rivals Oldham Athletic.
John Shires spoke to Johnson today:
Barnsley FC have announced the club will reimburse fans for their tickets after the team's defeat to Crawley.
The Tykes sacked manager Danny Wilson last week and then lost 5-1 away to Crawley.
A statement on the club's website said:
Barnsley say their decision to sack manager Danny Wilson was made even harder by his legendary status at the club.
Wilson and his assistant Chris Hutchings were dismissed with the Reds lying 17th in the League One table.
John Shires reports.
Barnsley CEO Ben Mansford has given the club's reasons for sacking manager Danny Wilson and his assistant Chris Hutchings.
The pair were dismissed after a run of five defeats in eight games, which has left the club 17th in League One.
Barnsley Football Club has today sacked manager Danny Wilson and assistant manager Chris Hutchings with immediate effect.
Head of Academy Coaching, Mark Burton, will take charge on a caretaker-basis alongside Senior Development Coach, Paul Heckingbottom, for Saturday’s match at Crawley.
Wilson joined Barnsley in March 2014 but in a statement the club says recent performances and results have been 'concerning', considering it currently boasts the fifth highest wage bill in League One in addition to a fourth highest equity donation by its owner. A spokesman said:
"Our current League position of 17th is in stark contrast to an average home gate of sixth-best in the division. Whilst the Club acknowledges there has been a large turnover of players, the league position is still unacceptable considering all of the above."