Fog caused the abandonment of the game involving Carlisle United's next opponents Forest Green Rovers.

The League Two leaders' game against Mansfield Town lasted just four minutes before ref Carl Brook called a halt to proceedings.

Kick-off had already been delayed in the hope the heavy fog might clear.

The game began at 8pm but was quickly curtailed, and after a further ten-minute wait, the match was abandoned.

Both managers admitted the decision was inevitable.

Forest Green boss Rob Edwards said: "We couldn't see the far side of the pitch. You don't want a game like that.

"We all wanted to play, they [Mansfield] wanted to play as well, fans were here, we wanted the game on but it was probably wishful thinking, hoping it would clear up.

"It was a little bit farcical. Over on that far side, I literally didn't know what was happening. All we could see was a yellow ball bouncing around. it wasn't safe."

Mansfield's Nigel Clough added: “They’re all [saying] let’s play and then once we’d kicked off they couldn’t really see the ball once it went over a certain height. 

“The two wide men, Elliott Hewitt and Stephen McLaughlin, were saying they couldn’t see each other. 

“They had no idea where they were on the pitch so that’s no good for them.”

Carlisle visit the Fully Charged New Lawn on Saturday.

Elsewhere in League Two, Stevenage picked up a 2-1 win over Crawley Town to boost their bid to escape danger, Jake Taylor and Luke Norris scoring either side of a Tom Nichols goal.

That took Paul Tisdale's 20th-placed side level on points with United.

Colchester United, meanwhile, remain in the mire after a 3-2 loss at Sutton United.

The third-bottom outfit twice led at Gander Green Lane through Owura Edwards and Freddie Sears, but two Sutton goals from Isaac Olaofe and a late winner from Will Randall sent the league new boys third.

Colchester are three points above the drop zone after five straight defeats.

Salford City earned a 1-0 win at Port Vale thanks to Tom Elliott's goal, taking Gary Bowyer's side tenth, a place behind the Valiants.