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Snow and freezing temperatures disrupt weekend football fixtures

Portman Road is one of the places affected due to the bad weather Credit: Ipswich Town FC

Freezing conditions and inches of snow has caused havoc across the country all week with the Anglia region facing some of the worst.

Below is the latest news surrounding football postponements and pitch inspections.

  • Championship
  • Barnsley v Norwich City (POSTPONED)
Norwich City's game with Barnsley is subject to a pitch inspection Credit: Barnsley FC

Norwich City's game with Barnsley has been postponed due to the severe weather. A statement on the Barnsley website reads: "The surrounding areas of Oakwell, including the roads, footpaths, car parks and potential travel routes have been deemed unsafe for members of the public to be using. This decision has been taken at the earliest available opportunity, whilst also giving the relevant authorities and members of staff as much time as possible to allow worked to be carried out for the game to go ahead".

The game has been re-arranged to Tuesday 13th March

  • Ipswich Town v Hull City (POSTPONED)
Ipswich Town's game at Portman Road has been postponed Credit: Ipswich Town FC

The game at Portman Road has been postponed. An official statement on Town's website reads: “The safety of the supporters is priority and if we can’t guarantee that with the conditions, then the game can’t go ahead.

“All the concourses and seating needs to be safe for the public to view the match along with the perimeter of the stadium and routes to and from bus stops, car parks and the railway station. This has involved consultation with the local authorities.

The game has been re-arranged to Tuesday 13th March

  • League One
  • MK Dons v Bristol Rovers
MK Dons are confident that they will get their game on Credit: MK Dons FC

MK Dons remain hopeful that the game against Bristol Rovers will go ahead. Undersoil heating has been on at Stadium MK has been on since Tuesday. The club have also assured fans that there is a a full gritting programme in place for the car parks and outer-walkways as well as the aisles and concourse inside Stadium MK

The grounds team have been working at Stadium MK clearing the pitch Credit: MK Dons FC
  • Blackpool v Northampton Town (POSTPONED)
Northampton Town's game at Blackpool has been postponed Credit: Northampton Town FC

Northampton Town's game at Blackpool has been postponed because of a frozen pitch. As of yet no new date has been confirmed but those supporters who had purchased tickets for the game are advised to keep them safe until a new date is known.

  • Shrewsbury Town v Peterborough United (POSTPONED)
Shrewsbury Town's pitch is frozen Credit: Shrewsbury Town FC

This game has already been called off. A statement on the Shrewsbury Town website read: “We’ve struggled to keep covers down in the last 24-hours with the wind blowing around, so more of the pitch is frozen, but it’s also frozen under the covers further down towards the north end as well, so as much as it is unfortunate it was an easy decision for the referee to make this morning.”

  • Southend United v Walsall
Southend are appealing for volunteers to help clear the pitch Credit: Southend United FC

Southend United's clash against Walsall is yet to be postponed but the club are appealing for volunteers to help clear the pitch. They've already had help from fans but more are needed if they're to get the game on

  • League Two
  • Cambridge United v Luton Town
There will be a pitch inspection at Abbey Stadium at 9:30am tomorrow Credit: Cambridge United FC

Cambridge United's game against Luton Town has passed an initial pitch inspection. A second inspection will take place at 9:30am tomorrow morning with the match referee Brett Huxtable.

  • Morecambe v Colchester United (POSTPONED)
A pitch inspection will take place at Morecambe ahead of their game with Colchester at Midday Credit: Morecambe FC

Morecambe's pitch failed a midday pitch inspection due to a frozen pitch. For that reason their game has been postponed.

  • Stevenage v Mansfield Town (POSTPONED)
A pitch inspection will take place at Stevenage at lunchtime Credit: Stevenage FC

Stevenage's game with Mansfield Town has been postponed due to a frozen pitch.

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