Morton's Bhoys cup clash called off

06 January 2010 01:11
The First Division club took the Scottish Football Association's advice and held an inspection as early as possible.[LNB]As expected, Saturday's fourth-round tie was the first to fall by the wayside.[LNB]The match has been rescheduled for Tuesday night (kick-off 7.45pm) but, unless there is a significant thaw, it looks set to come a cropper once again.[LNB]It is understood understands Hamilton are not confident of Sunday's tie with Rangers taking place, with an inspection planned at New Douglas Park on Friday.[LNB]As with all Scottish Premier League grounds, the pitch is expected to be playable but concerns are likely to lie with access roads to stadia.[LNB]Aberdeen will also hold a Friday inspection ahead of Saturday's all-SPL tie with Hearts.[LNB]A Pittodrie spokesman said: "At present, the pitch is fine and we're preparing for Saturday afternoon as scheduled.[LNB]"However, we'll be monitoring the situation closely over the next 48 hours and doing all we possibly can to ensure the game goes ahead with a final decision likely to be made on Friday to avoid supporters making unnecessary journeys."[LNB]Safety fears mean all ties are potential casualties, but those hosted by Scottish Football League clubs are almost certain to be called off.[LNB]The two exceptions are Inverness v Motherwell and Partick Thistle v Dundee United, which could beat the weather as the Caledonian Stadium and Firhill both boast undersoil heating.[LNB][LNB]

Source: Team_Talk