Tykes ace upset at call-off
Jamal Campbell-Ryce has revealed Barnsley's frustration at seeing their clash with Plymouth called off
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 30/11/09 8:40pm
Barnsley winger Jamal Campbell-Ryce has revealed the Tykes' frustration at seeing their clash with Plymouth at the weekend called off after 58 minutes.
The tricky Jamaican international was an unused sub and watched on in horror as referee Gavin Ward deemed the playing surface unsafe, despite almost an hour on the clock.
The Tykes were 4-1 up at the time and Campbell-Ryce told skysports.com that he can understand the decision, but not the timing of the referee's actions.
"The conditions were bad, but it was mainly the way in which the referee called off the game which rattled us a little," Campbell-Ryce told skysports.com.
"If anything, the conditions were worse in the first half, so if he was going to call it off then half-time should have been the time to do it and it eased up after the game was stopped.
"It is difficult to swallow because we were 4-1 up and now we will have to go back down there and do it all over again. I think that is what is going to happen.
"The game at the weekend is declared void and we have to start at 0-0 again, so it is just a case of wiping the slate clean and making sure we do exactly the same as we did on Saturday."
However, despite the frustration felt from the events at the weekend, the 26-year-old is keen to focus solely on the coming weekend's trip to Blackpool instead.
He added: "We've just got to put the Plymouth game at the back of our minds and concentrate on Blackpool because they are a good side.
"There are no easy games in this division and we just need to stay positive and go into it hungry for a result."