Two more football fixtures axed due to freezing weather as icy blast pulverises sporting events this weekend

TWO more EFL matches have been called off due to the Big Freeze gripping the UK.

Freezing temperatures have wreaked havoc throughout the nation, with sporting events galore being called off.

Notts County's League Two clash with Stockport County has been called off due to a frozen pitch.


Notts County’s League Two clash with Stockport County has been called off due to a frozen pitch.Credit: NOTTS COUNTY

And two League Two matches have been postponed just hours before kick-off due to frozen pitches.

Notts County and Walsall’s respective clashes with Stockport County and Accrington Stanley have been axed due to unplayable pitches at

The Magpies confirmed the postponement of their clash with Stockport via a statement on their official website and on Twitter.

It read: “This afternoon’s Sky Bet League Two fixture against Stockport County has been postponed due to a frozen pitch.

“Following persistently cold temperatures, which have fallen as low as -7 in Nottingham this week, the Meadow Lane playing surface is heavily frozen despite frost covers and heat lamps being used, as well as groundstaff working through the night.

“Following a preliminary inspection by an EFL-appointed official yesterday, it was determined that the match referee should assess the surface at 8.30am this morning.

“As the frost is well established and the sun cannot reach all areas of the playing surface, the referee had little confidence that today’s temperatures would improve conditions sufficiently for the match to safely go ahead.

“And it was agreed that an early decision was sensible in the interests of both sets of supporters and their clubs.

“All match tickets and hospitality packages will remain valid for the rearranged fixture, with refunds being offered once a new date is confirmed.”

Walsall wrote on Twitter: “GAME OFF.

“Following a pitch inspection this morning and despite the best efforts of our grounds staff, today’s game against

“Accrington Stanley has been postponed after the pitch was deemed unplayable.

“A new date for the fixture will be confirmed in due course.”

The cancellation of Stockport and Accrington’s trips to Nottingham and Walsall now means that NINE matches have now been cancelled due to frozen or waterlogged pitches.


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