Big freeze takes its toll on League One

Published Add your comment

Football News

More than half of Saturday's Coca-Cola League One matches have been postponed as the freezing weather conditions tighten their grip on sport.

The Championship matches between Sheffield Wednesday and Peterborough and Preston and Doncaster are the biggest casualties so far.

The full casualty list in League One is: Brighton v Brentford, Oldham v Leyton Orient, Southampton v Huddersfield, Charlton v Hartlepool, Bristol Rovers v Stockport, MK Dons v Swindon, Gillingham v Tranmere and Yeovil v Colchester.

In League Two, Cheltenham v Hereford, Torquay v Dagenham & Redbridge and Rotherham v Bournemouth are off, but Northampton have proclaimed themselves "hopeful" that their clash with Chesterfield will be played.

The big freeze has wreaked havoc with the fourth round of the Scottish Cup. The Morton v Celtic and Kilmarnock v Falkirk ties were called off on Wednesday and four more followed on Thursday, meaning six of the 16 matches have been called off with more expected to follow.

St Johnstone's trip to Forfar was called off due to a frozen pitch following a 10am inspection, with Raith Rovers v Airdrie and Ayr United v Brechin postponed following 9.15am inspections.

They were joined by Inverness CT v Motherwell after police expressed concern over the condition of the surrounding area and doubts surround Albion Rovers v Stirling Albion, Edinburgh City v Montrose and Ross County v Inverurie Loco Works.

There are also doubts over Sunday's televised tie between Hamilton and Rangers, while Aberdeen will hold an inspection tomorrow ahead of Saturday's all-SPL tie with Hearts.

Saturday's Irn-Bru Second Division clash between Cowdenbeath and Arbroath and two Third Division matches - Berwick v Stranraer and East Stirling v Queens Park - have also been postponed.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

League One

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again