Twelve Scottish matches postponed

19 December 2009 02:47
Hamilton v Dundee United in the Scottish Premier League was postponed 15 minutes before kick-off as freezing weather forced 12 Scottish games off.Forfar Athletic's Third Division match against Berwick Rangers was first to fail a Saturday inspection at 1000 GMT. [LNB]Ayr and Queen of the South in the First Division and the Division Three matches at Annan, East Stirlingshire, Elgin and Forfar were called off later. [LNB]All of the matches in Division Two succumbed to the freezing temperatures. [LNB]Elgin City against Stranraer was also postponed close to kick-off, but Dundee United manager Craig Levein was not disputing the decision made at Hamilton's New Douglas Park. [LNB]"It was actually quite deep, the snow, he said. "The ball wasn't running without gathering snow on it.[LNB] I thought the referees had a good game actually! Dundee United manager Craig Levein "The forecast was snow for two hours. It doesn't take a genius to work out that maybe it was the right decision." [LNB]Levein, who has had his run-in with officials in the past, joked: "I thought the referees had a good game actually! [LNB]"We're laughing about it, but there wasn't any snow at half-past. [LNB]"I came back down the tunnel at quarter-to and I couldn't believe it." [LNB]Levein was hoping to see his side make amends for Tuesday's 3-0 home defeat to Rangers. [LNB]"It was a great opportunity for us to get Tuesday out of our system and that's the biggest disappointment for me," he said. [LNB]"I senses a real keenness from the players to atone for their disappointing display." [LNB][LNB] POSTPONED GAMES (SATURDAY UNLESS STATED) Scottish Premier League[LNB]Hamilton v Dundee United [LNB]Division One[LNB]Ayr United v Partick Thistle [LNB]Queen of the South v Raith Rovers [LNB]Division Two[LNB]Cowdenbeath v Arbroath [LNB]Dumbarton v Alloa Athletic [LNB]East Fife v Brechin City [LNB]Peterhead v Clyde [LNB]Stirling Albion v Stenhousemuir [LNB]Division Three[LNB]Annan Athletic v Livingston [LNB]East Stirlingshire v Albion Rovers [LNB]Forfar Athletic v Berwick Rangers [LNB]Elgin City v Stranraer

Source: BBC_Sport