Peterhead’s Alan Cook was not surprised by the abandonment of their League 1 fixture with Forfar at the weekend.
After 30 goalless minutes, the encounter at Balmoor was called off by referee Steven Reid as a result of strong winds from Storm Ciara.
The Blue Toon were disappointed, having pushed for a postponement on Friday that the game – which has been rescheduled for Tuesday February 25 – was not called off sooner.
For winger Cook it was not quite the worst conditions he had played in.
During a spell with Arbroath during the 2013-14 season the 27-year-old was hit by a wave when trying to take a corner at the Red Lichties’ Gayfield, which sits by the North Sea.
Cook said: “I’ve played in games that maybe should have been abandoned because of wind in the past.
“I played for Arbroath for a season and I got hit by a wave once going to take a corner at Gayfield, which was worse.
“I’ve seen it all, nothing surprises you, so we’ll just have to do it all again and try to get the three points when the game is rearranged.”
Reflecting on Saturday’s abandonment, Cook felt the match could have been postponed prior to kick-off due to strong gusts.
And having managed to keep a clean sheet for half an hour playing into the wind, the Blue Toon were looking forward to having the potential advantage of the breeze at their backs in the second half.
Cook added: “We were frustrated with Saturday and we thought maybe common sense should have just prevailed sooner.
“To get 30 minutes into the game and then have it cancelled was a bit of a waste of everybody’s time.
“We had the wind against us in that first half and we were looking at it thinking we would have had the upper hand in the second half and who knows what might have happened then.”
The upshot of the weekend is that Peterhead remain seventh in League 1, three points clear of Forfar who occupy the relegation play-off spot.
This weekend Jim McInally’s side face East Fife at New Bayview and Cook hopes the fixture can be the start of a good run of form for the Buchan side as they look to stay out of relegation trouble.
The January signing said: “We’ve got a good set of boys here and nothing changes for next week.
“Hopefully we can put a good set of results together over the next wee while and move away from the teams behind us.
“It’s the right time of the season to go on a run, but we have a good squad and it’s up to us to go and prove it.”