TOWN are facing a midweek mission to Northampton after the abandonment of Saturday's Third Division clash for safety reasons - but boss Peter Jackson has no complaints.
The two promotion-chasing clubs will now play the crucial game on Tuesday, April 20 (7.45) at Sixfields following the premature finish on Police advice.
Northampton were leading 1-0 through Marc Richards' fourth-minute goal.
County Durham referee Neil Miller, himself a policeman, was called to the touchline after 39 minutes when three advertising hoardings were dislodged from stand roofs by the high winds which were sweeping the country.
After two minutes of talks, the players were taken off the pitch, with spectators told over the tannoy that the match had been suspended pending safety checks.
Ten minutes later, it was announced the match had been abandoned.
The decision was made after talks between the Police, Northampton Town's safety officer Roger Buckley, the referee and managers Jackson and Colin Calderwood.
Supporters were told to retain ticket stubs to ensure free entry when the match takes place.
Town, who sold out their 1,250 allocation, today confirmed that fans who cannot attend the rearranged game will be reimbursed on production of their stub.
Any free seats will then be made available for purchase.
"It's disappointing that the fans made a wasted journey, but safety is paramount," said Jackson, whose side dropped to fourth in the table.
"I saw one of the hoardings come down and it was clearly a major danger to spectators.
"Everyone concerned agreed on the abandonment, and our best wishes for a speedy recovery go to those who were injured.
"Even before the hoardings were dislodged, the game had become a lottery because of the wind.
"We couldn't even put the cones out for our warm-up, the ball was blowing about all over the place during the match, and we weren't allowed to go out and warm down as we usually would."
Northampton boss Calderwood said: "It was frustrating, but of course safety has to come first.
"We had the advantage when the decision to abandon was made, but there is no guarantee we would have gone on to win the game.
"It must have been doubly difficult for the referee to take the decision with one team ahead, but safety was the priority."
"There is very little anyone could have done about the situation."
Sixfields Stadium was built in 1994, and Saturday's game was the first abandonment at the venue.
No official attendance was recorded for the fixture.