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Last Updated: Saturday, 28 February, 2004, 09:20 GMT
Bad weather hits sport
Snow and freezing temperatures affected Saturday's sporting programme with many events being postponed.

Football league matches at Sunderland, Tranmere, Carlisle, Swansea, Port Vale, Crewe, Chesterfield and York are off.

Scottish games at Ayr, Hamilton, Morton, Stenhousemuir, Cowdenbeath and East Fife failed inspections.

Racing at Warwick and Chepstow has been called off but Kempton and Haydock definitely go ahead after passing inspections on Saturday morning.

FIXTURES OFF
FOOTBALL
Crewe v Stoke
Sunderland v Norwich
Tranmere v QPR
Chesterfield v Colchester
Port Vale v Swindon
Swansea v Rochdale
York v Scunthorpe
Carlisle v Huddersfield
Scarborough v Stevenage
Ayr v Falkirk
Brechin v Raith
Inverness CT v Clyde
Queen of South v Ross County
St Mirren v St Johnstone
Forfar v Airdrie Utd
Hamilton v Alloa
Albion v East Stirling
East Fife v Dumbarton
Stirling v Elgin
Stenhousemuir v Arbroath
Morton v Berwick
Cowdenbeath v Stranraer
RUGBY LEAGUE
Rochdale v Warrington
East Hull v Whitehaven
HORSE RACING
Warwick meeting
Chepstow meeting
In rugby league, Rochdale's Powergen Challenge Cup tie against Warrington and East Hull's tie with Whitehaven have also been postponed.

The East Hull game has been rearranged for Tuesday at Hull KR's Craven Park.

Wolves will play Rochdale the same night at their new Halliwell Jones Stadium - the fixture was initially due to take place at the Hornets' Spotland ground.

Scottish League fixtures at Brechin, Inverness, Queen of the South, St Mirren, Forfar, Albion and Stirling were called off on Friday because of the conditions.

The Welsh Premier has also been hit, with games at Bangor City and Carmarthen Town postponed due to frozen pitches. Swansea v Rochdale and Merthyr Tydfil v Welling are also off.

But the Nationwide League games between Sheffield Wednesday and Bristol City, Bristol Rovers and Oxford United, and Brentford v Notts County all survived their pitch inspections on Saturday morning.




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