United Counties League Premier Division: Oadby Town 0 Peterborough Northern Star 0
(Match abandoned due to electrical storm on 39 minutes)
Freeway Park, Wigston Road, Oadby, Leicestershire LE2 5QG
What started as a lovely sunny August afternoon ended early with the fiercest electrical storm I’ve ever witnessed. I was calmly reassuring Frankie that thunder is ‘just noise’ when the loudest crack of it I’ve ever heard caused me and the bloke next to us to jump up shouting “Sh!t!”. So much rain came down in 20 minutes that the pitch turned into a lake. Frankie wasn’t happy being out in the storm so a rapid retreat to the clubhouse and the announcement that the match was abandoned was the result of the day. Truth be told it had been an awful game anyway up to that point so an early dart home to watch MUFC beat Hull on TV was the best end to the day all round.