FAI Junior Cup Semi Final
St Peters FC-0
The Champagne was put on ice for both St Peters and Pike Rovers as a surprise Spring snow storm forced the referee to call a halt to proceedings 10 minutes into the second half.
Weather conditions began to get poor around the 20 minute mark and went from bad to worse after the half time break.
For safety reason the referee elected to call the tie off as the snow storm made the final step along the Road to The Aviva impossible to take.
The duo will have to do it again, where and when remains unknown.
Peters made a positive start and began with attacking intent.
Captain Noel McGee then threatened to pull off the spectacular soon after, picking up an over hit delivery on the left, spotting Regions Cup winning International keeper Gary Neville off his line before unsuccessfully trying to find the top corner.
Pike then tested the Peters keeper with a free on 15 minutes before McGee forced a good save from Neville with the chance of the half.
Poor weather worsened from winter to arctic on 25 minutes as sleet began to fall. The conditions were not conducive to football and the game became stop start.
Set pieces became the only viable way of creating chances and neither could find a shot on target before the turn.
Both sides were happy to get out of the elements at the break, but would have been all but heart broken when they came back down the tunnel and into a snow storm.
Visibility was so poor that seeing that those on the line were questioning as to whether or not the game would be abandoned or not.
And it wasn’t long before the referee discussed the conditions with both managers and called a halt to proceedings.