Sheffield Wednesday v Charlton amongst number of games postponed

Hillsborough won't be seeing any FA Cup action Photo: PA

Sheffield Wednesday's FA Cup fifth-round tie against Charlton at Hillsborough has been postponed following a pitch inspection.

South Yorkshire has been hit with wind and rain over the past 24 hours prompting a pitch inspection at 10.30 on Saturday morning, and the club have confirmed the game will not go ahead.

The Owls said in a statement: "The FA Cup fifth-round tie between Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton Athletic has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Match referee Mark Clattenburg conducted a pitch inspection at 10.30am on Saturday morning and deemed the surface unplayable."

There have also been cancellations in the Football League with the Sky Bet League One clash at Sixfields between Coventry and Bradford called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

In League Two, Bury v Bristol Rovers and Cheltenham v Wycombe have also fallen foul of the weather.

Carlisle's trip to Crawley was also called off due to 'player safety' after a pitch inspection.

Football was not the only sport to suffer as Monday's jumps card at Southwell was called off with the track will now staging a jumpers bumper meeting.

Officials inspected the turf course at 8am on Saturday and found the track to be unraceable, with further rain forecast before the fixture.

The action will now switch to the all-weather track with the course activating their provisional bumper card.