Hi all. Due to ref a senior's Sunday league match this morning (1st season ref). The pitch we were due to play on: I noticed that one goal area was very muddy and soft underground. I was able to ask the opinion of a more experienced ref, who was due to ref on a neighbouring pitch, who agreed with my initial judgement that it should not be played (the ball failing to bounce in several places). I then agreed to check the adjacent pitch, should that be an improvement (would you have done this also, or just the original pitch?). Whilst probably not as bad overall, there were several small patches of standing water, in particular one in the 6-yard box - see the attached photo. I then took the decision to call the match off. I appreciate it's hard to tell from a photo, but would this sort of water-area cause you concern, or was I being overly officious? The rain had pretty much stopped (was mostly yesterday), bar light drizzle with a clear forecast. Cheers.