Fulham v Blackburn called off as cold weather hits fixtures

10 January 2009 10:52
Referee Rob Styles deemed a small area of the Craven Cottage pitch was unplayable and decided a postponement was the only option. [LNB]It means two of today's scheduled Premier League matches are off after this morning's postponement of Portsmouth v Manchester City, due to a frozen pitch at Fratton Park, following overnight temperatures of -7 degrees Celsius. [LNB]The Football League programme has also been hit hard by the freezing conditions. [LNB]The third round of the FA Cup was badly affected last weekend and, with temperatures plummeting below -10C in the south this week, the picture is being repeated. [LNB]Four matches in the Championship have been called off today - promotion-chasing Birmingham's trip to Blackpool, Plymouth's meeting with Crystal Palace, Doncaster v Bristol City and Cardiff's match with Derby. [LNB]Yeovil's trip to Bristol Rovers is another casualty along with Walsall's match against Brighton, Oldham v Hartlepool and the League Two game between Accrington and Darlington.[LNB]Matches continued to fall with the League Two games between Grimsby and Morecambe, Shrewsbury and Chester, Chesterfield and Rochdale and Macclesfield and Port Vale the latest to be postponed. [LNB]Matches called off:[LNB]Premier League Portsmouth v Manchester City Fulham v Blackburn Rovers [LNB]Championship Blackpool v Birmingham Plymouth v Crystal Palace Doncaster Rovers v Bristol City Cardiff City v Derby County [LNB]League One Bristol Rovers v Yeovil Town Oldham Athletic v Hartlepool Cheltenham v Millwall Southend v Crewe Alexandra Tranmere v Peterborouugh Walsall v Brighton & Hove Albion Swindon Town v Stockport County Scunthorpe v Hereford [LNB]League Two Macclesfield v Port Vale Bournemouth v Bradford Chesterfield v Rochdale Dagenham & Redbridge v Wycombe Wanderers Gillingham v Aldershot Luton Town v Rotherham Shrewsbury Town v Chester City Grimsby Town v Morcambe Accrington Stanley v Darlington[LNB]

Source: Telegraph