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Cold snap hits football fixtures

Match off

The cold weather, with below-freezing temperatures across the country, has caused several of Saturday's games to be postponed because of frozen pitches.

Four FA Cup ties - Birmingham v Wolves, Cheltenham v Doncaster, Histon v Swansea and Leyton Orient v Sheffield United have all been called off.

Twelve other games in Leagues One and Two and the Blue Square Premier have fallen victim to the weather.

Meanwhile, eight Scottish League games were also called off.

The Welsh Premier League was also badly affected.

However, Forest Green Rovers' FA Cup game with Derby is on after it passed a morning pitch inspection.


MATCHES POSTPONED:

FA Cup third round:
Birmingham v Wolves (now 13 January)
Cheltenham v Doncaster (now 13 January)
Histon v Swansea (now 13 January)
Leyton Orient v Sheffield United (now 13 January)

League One:
Brighton v Northampton
Carlisle v Walsall
Colchester v Tranmere
Hereford v Leeds

League Two:
Aldershot v Notts County
Barnet v Grimsby
Chester v Luton
Exeter v Port Vale
Morecambe v Lincoln City

Blue Square Premier:
Eastbourne v Oxford Utd
Ebbsfleet v Wrexham
Salisbury v Rushden & Diamonds



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see also
Frost claims eight Scottish games
03 Jan 09 |  Scottish League
Live text - FA Cup third round
03 Jan 09 |  FA Cup


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