Gold Coast, Mariners clash called off

January 26, 2012

Queensland's wild weather has forced A-League officials to call off Gold Coast United's home clash against Central Coast on Friday night.

Localised flooding around Skilled Park and rising water from the nearby Robina river caused concerns although the pitch was playable despite all the rain.

Meetings involving the clubs, stadium officials, match officials and the FFA continued for more than four hours on Friday before an announcement was finally made.

It's understood Gold Coast's concerns for fan safety played a big part in the late decision.