Paul's memories of night Saddlers beaten by the deluge
As the rain lashed down, the players soldiered on, because that's what footballers did 60 years ago.
But then it got worse. The ref came out at half time to inspect the pitch.
"It was just like a lake," said Paul Dixon who was a 13-year-old at that game, Walsall v Charlton at Fellows Park.
"He put the ball down and it floated away."
Ref Gordon Roper abandoned the match, which was played, or at least half played, in May 1963.
Paul, who is now 74, got in touch with his memories after we published a picture of that half time pitch inspection a little while ago.