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Weather problems continue for UK sporting schedule

Snow collected at the side of Kingston Park
Newcastle and Leeds saw their bottom-of-the-table clash further delayed

The cold weather is continuing to disrupt Britain's sporting schedule.

Rangers' Scottish Premier League match at St Johnstone on Wednesday has been postponed, while Tuesday's Doncaster-Ipswich Championship game is off.

Four Tuesday fixtures remain in both the League One and League Two programmes after the pitch at Lincoln was deemed unplayable.

The Blue Square Bet Premier matches at Grimsby and Gateshead also fell victim to the cold on Tuesday morning.

Newcastle's rugby union Premiership game against Leeds at Kingston Park was called off for a second time on Monday.

The game was initially due to take place on Boxing Day and was first put back to Monday but the pitch remained frozen, leaving no option but to postpone the match once more.

It was the third Premiership game to fall victim to the weather after the Boxing Day games between Gloucester and Northampton and Bath v Exeter were postponed.

In horse racing, the King George VI Chase at Kempton has been further delayed until 15 January with the Welsh National now on 8 January.

Tuesday's meetings at Catterick and Leicester, along with cards at Kelso on Wednesday and Haydock on Thursday, have also been abandoned.

Boxing Day's football fixtures were heavily hit with two Premier League games, five Championship games and two Scottish Premier League among those called off.

The only game in League One to be played was Huddersfield v Hartlepool, while in League Two, the game between Wycombe and Hereford was the only survivor.


POSTPONED SPORTING FIXTURES:

Tuesday 28 December:

Football:

Championship

Doncaster v Ipswich

League One

Brentford v Tranmere
Carlisle v Exeter
Colchester v Oldham
Hartlepool v Leyton Orient
Rochdale v Bristol Rovers
Sheffield Wednesday v Yeovil
Walsall v Dagenham & Redbridge

League Two

Burton Albion v Stevenage
Bury v Torquay
Chesterfield v Wycombe
Crewe v Southend
Hereford v Northampton
Lincoln v Shrewsbury
Morecambe v Aldershot
Rotherham v Accrington Stanley

Blue Square Bet Premier

Altrincham v York
Barrow v Wrexham
Crawley v Hayes & Yeading
Gateshead v Darlington
Grimsby v Rushden
Kettering v Histon
Luton v Tamworth

Scottish Cup

Annan Athletic v Brechin City
Beith v Airdrie
Stenhousemuir v Threave Rovers.

Horse racing

Catterick
Leicester

Wednesday 29 December:

Football:

Scottish Premier League

St Johnstone v Rangers

Horse racing:

Kelso

Thursday 30 December:

Horse racing:

Haydock

Saturday 1 January:

Football:

League One

Sheffield Wednesday v Peterborough


Please check with clubs and venues before travelling to any match or event.



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see also
St Johnstone v Rangers postponed
28 Dec 10 |  Scottish Premier
Scottish Cup tie hit by weather
04 Jan 11 |  Scotland
Newcastle P-P Leeds
27 Dec 10 |  English
January date for King George race
26 Dec 10 |  Horse Racing


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