With a lengthy pitch inspection at 6:00pm and the rain forecast to increase in intensity there always seemed to be a doubt that this fixture would even start let alone be completed.
In fairness to the referee, he certainly gave it every chance and in monsoon conditions the game kicked off a minute late. The Angels seem to settle to the conditions quickest with a Joe Turner effort on 9 minutes that was tipped over by Lewes keeper Lewis Carey and then six minutes later Alex Read jinking his way through the Rooks defence only to see Carey deal fairly comfortably with his strike.
The hosts started to come into the game more after the first quarter of an hour with Omarr Lawson forcing a decent save out of Angels keeper Jonny Henly, and the ball having stuck in the mud ex Angel favourite Luke Blewden had a sight on goal but following a deflection the ball went harmlessly wide.
Blewden was again involved on 31 minutes when he actually got the ball in the net but the Angels appealed for a handball and after consultation with his assistant the referee awarded a free kick to Tonbridge and Blewden earnt himself a yellow card for the offence which presumably was deemed deliberate.
By this time conditions were becoming farcical with the ball frequently holding up in the mud and with the agreement of both managers the referee called a halt to proceedings in the 39th minute.
Anyone who purchased a ticket for the game should retain it for free entry when the fixture is played.
Updated 20:38 - 19 Feb 2019 by Jim Rowe