Snowy weather affects UK football programme – Sheffield United v Brentford off

Snow at Windsor Park caused the postponement of Nothern Ireland v Russia on Friday night. Photo: PA

Saturday's domestic football programme is suffering at the hands of the weather this morning as a number of matches have been called off.

With large parts of the country hit by the snow, Sheffield United set the trend when they were forced to abandon their fourth-versus-second League One clash against Brentford. Crawley's clash with Crewe is also off.

Following that, Shrewsbury's meeting with Oldham was postponed, while in League Two the games at Rotherham (v Exeter), Burton (v Wycombe), Chesterfield (v Plymouth) and Port Vale (v Aldershot) all went the same way.

Rochdale's meeting with Southend was the next to fall foul of the elements, with the club citing safety concerns on their official Twitter feed.

North of the border games between Elgin and Clyde and Annan and Queen's Park were wiped out.

The World Cup qualifier between Northern Ireland and Russia was called off for the second time in 24 hours, as the Windsor Park pitch was ravaged by ice and snow.