Snow plays havoc with football fixtures

The UK’s first significant snowfall of 2013 hit the country on Friday, and the BBC has reported that the sporting calendar has taken a hit, with several matches failing to survive the cold snap.

All of Saturday’s scheduled seven Premier League matches are going ahead as planned, although the late kick-off between West Brom and Aston Villa is under threat due to the arctic conditions in the Midlands.

In the Championship on Saturday, matches at Millwall, Ipswich Town, Peterborough United and Watford all passed morning pitch inspections, with a check happening later in the day at Birmingham City.

League One games at Bury, Crawley Town, Crewe Alexandra, Hartlepool United, Scunthorpe United and Yeovil Town were all postponed on Friday, while the matches at Doncaster Rovers, Swindon and Walsall all passed pitch inspections today.

Despite heavy snowfall in Northamptonshire, Northampton’s match with Burton Albion in League Two has survived, but the games at Accrington Stanley, Barnet, Bristol Rovers, Oxford United, Port Vale, Rochdale, Southend United and Torquay United were not so lucky.

Matches postponed:

League One:

Bury vs. Stevenage

Crawley Town vs. Carlisle United

Crewe Alexandra vs. Milton Keynes Dons

Hartlepool United vs. Colchester United,

Scunthorpe United vs. Portsmouth

Yeovil Town vs. Preston North End

League Two:

Accrington Stanley vs. AFC Wimbledon

Barnet vs. Fleetwood Town

Bristol Rovers vs. Exeter City

Oxford United vs. Rotherham

Port Vale vs. Bradford City

Rochdale vs. Gillingham

Southend United vs. Plymouth Argyle

Torquay United vs. Chesterfield

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