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Fixtures fall victim to cold snap

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Saturday's Coca-Cola Championship matches at Cardiff and Blackpool were the highest-profile casualties of the recent snowfall as their matches against Leicester and West Brom respectively were postponed.

Both fixtures were subject to pitch inspections this morning and neither were able the pass the officials' tests with more matches set to fall by the wayside and join numerous earlier postponements.

The Championship match between Scunthorpe and Ipswich had been postponed earlier this morning.

Wycombe turned to their supporters in a bid to save their League One fixture at home to Oldham. Wanderers hoped to salvage their match today with the help of their fans at Adams Park, asking them to turn up with shovels, and later confirmed the game would indeed go ahead.

A statement said: "Whilst the pitch is in a perfect condition for playing, it is the car park and roads leading to the ground which need to be gritted and cleared of snow and ice in order to ensure the safety of supporters attending the game.

"Club staff have been working since dawn to clear snow and spread grit on the access roads to the stadium, but would appreciate help from supporters who live in the High Wycombe area who may be able to make their way down to the stadium to help with the task this morning."

In League Two, Cheltenham v Burton, Accrington v Barnet, Darlington v Northampton and Rotherham v Dagenham and Redbridge are off, and Port Vale v Chesterfield (10am) and Rochdale v Shrewsbury (10am) were set for inspections.

The fixtures already postponed were Colchester v Carlisle in League One and Aldershot v Bradford in League Two.

Last night's League Two clash between Hereford and Lincoln was also postponed while six of this weekend's Blue Square Premier matches are already off.

In Scotland, Ayr v Partick in Division One is off, as well as Cowdenbeath v Arbroath, Dumbarton v Alloa, Stirling v Stenhousemuir (all Division Two) and Annan v Livingston and Forfar v Berwick in Division Three.

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