Scarborough Athletic's trip to Lancaster City on Saturday was washed out by a late deluge.
The Giant Axe ground's pitch was deemed playable by the hosts until 12.30pm, when an inspection to the surface ruled out any action.
By this point Boro had travelled as far as Birch services on the M62, which was around 80 miles into the trip.
Joint-boss Paul Foot said: "It would have been good if they could have let us know a bit earlier, but until that point the pitch was playable, so I don't suppose they could have done a lot about the situation."
There was a positive from the wasted journey, as it allowed under-21 Connor Campbell the opportunity to bed in on the coach with the rest of the Boro squad.
Foot added: "We had Connor in the squad, just to introduce him to the lads and what it is all about.
"He text me on Saturday night and told me how much he loved it, all he got was a bus ride. That is the attitude we need.
"We have a lot of players from the under-21s like Connor, Harry Holden, Tyson Stubbings and Tommy Wilson all looking to progress.
"When they see their captain Harry playing regularly in the first team then the rest of the under-21 lads will all be able to see that incentive that they can achieve.