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Sporting weekend hit by weather

Heavy snow has disrupted the British sporting programme
Bad weather across the country has hit the sporting programme

The adverse weather conditions disrupted the weekend's sporting schedule across Britain.

Three Championship games were called off on Saturday while fixtures in League One, League Two and the Blue Square Premier were decimated.

Forfar's Scottish Cup tie at home to Rangers was called off on Sunday.

The rugby league tie between Harlequins and Bradford was postponed and, while racing at Newbury was off, the meet at Kempton went ahead.

The Newbury card was due to see the reappearance of Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Denman in the Aon Chase after he was treated for a heart problem.

However, the race was switched to Kempton on Saturday.


But Saturday's football programme was badly hit by the weather.

As well as the Championship games, eight games were called off in League One, leaving just three matches played in the division.

In League Two, seven matches were affected, while the Blue Square Premier saw 10 games fall victim to the weather.

In Scotland, Airdrie's Homecoming Scottish Cup fifth round tie against Dunfermline was postponed because the Excelsior Stadium pitch was frozen, with the game rescheduled for Tuesday, 17 February.

In rugby league, the Super League game between Harlequins and Bradford, due to be played on Sunday afternoon was called off because of a frozen pitch.

Halifax's Northern Rail Cup game against Blackpool at the Shay on Sunday was postponed because of ice but the game has been rescheduled for Wednesday, while London Skolars v Dewsbury and Oldham v Rochdale were also off.




Championship: Barnsley v Crystal Palace, Charlton v Cardiff, Watford v Southampton

League One: Bristol Rovers v Huddersfield, Colchester v Stockport, Hereford v Brighton, MK Dons v Crewe, Peterborough v Carlisle, Scunthorpe v Cheltenham, Swindon v Southend, Yeovil v Northampton

League Two: Accrington v Luton, Barnet v Rotherham, Chesterfield v Lincoln, Darlington v Wycombe, Macclesfield v Notts County, Port Vale v Aldershot, Rochdale v Morecambe

Blue Square Premier: Altrincham v Eastbourne, Barrow v Torquay, Burton v Rushden & Diamonds, Grays v Crawley, Histon v Weymouth, Kettering v Oxford, Kidderminster v Cambridge, Northwich v Ebbsfleet, Salisbury v Woking, Stevenage v Forest Green

Scottish Cup fifth round: Airdrie v Dunfermline, Aberdeen v East Fife

Scots Division Two: Peterhead v Arbroath

Scots Division Three: Elgin v Dumbarton


Newbury, Warwick



Scottish Cup fifth round: Forfar v Rangers


Exeter, Hereford, Leopardstown

Rugby League

Super League

Harlequins v Bradford

Northern Rail Cup: Halifax v Blackpool, London Skolars v Dewsbury, Oldham v Rochdale




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see also
Snow conditions set to continue
07 Feb 09 |  UK News
UK prepares for freezing weekend
06 Feb 09 |  UK News
Denman set for return at Kempton
07 Feb 09 |  Horse Racing

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