Cold weather hits sport fixtures

Frozen pitch

Sporting fixtures, including matches in the Football League, have been heavily affected by the weather.

Sunday's Championship match between Derby County and Nottingham Forest has been postponed.

All three horse racing meetings in the UK - Fontwell, Kempton and Musselburgh - have been cancelled.

On Saturday, Portsmouth against Hull and Doncaster versus Reading were postponed, while eight matches in League One were called off.

Only Plymouth's 2-2 draw with Southend being played in League Two.

In League One, Bournemouth against Exeter, Bury versus Hartlepool, Sheffield United's clash at Colchester, Oldham versus Leyton Orient, Preston against Brentford, Stevenage's trip to Notts County, Charlton against Rochdale were all off and Walsall's trip to Scunthorpe were all postponed.

League Two games were called off at Aldershot, Bradford, Cheltenham, Crewe, Gillingham, Morecambe, Northampton, Oxford, Rotherham, Shrewsbury and Swindon.

Horse racing was hit, with the 'all-weather' Wolverhampton card abandoned after four races due to snow.

Saturday's Welsh Champion Hurdle meeting at Ffos Las, plus fixtures at Sandown and Wetherby, also fell victim to the weather.

Fleetwood against Tamworth was the only Blue Square Bet Premier game played.

The Scottish fixture list was badly hit, with the Scottish Cup fifth-round tie between Ayr and Falkirk among the games to fall foul to the weather.

It is recommended that supporters check their game is still on before travelling.

See the latest fixture list on the BBC Sport website and also the BBC's latest weather report.

FULL LIST OF POSTPONEMENTS

FOOTBALL

Championship

Doncaster v Reading

Portsmouth v Hull

Derby County v Nottingham Forest (Sunday, 5 February)

League One

Bournemouth v Exeter (Re-scheduled for Tuesday, 7 February at 1945 GMT)

Bury v Hartlepool (Re-scheduled for Tuesday, 28 February at 1945 GMT)

Charlton v Rochdale

Colchester v Sheffield United

Notts County v Stevenage

Oldham v Leyton Orient

Preston v Brentford

Scunthorpe v Walsall

League Two

Aldershot v Bristol Rovers

Bradford v Crawley

Cheltenham v AFC Wimbledon (Re-scheduled for Tuesday, 21 February at 1945 GMT)

Crewe v Accrington Stanley

Gillingham v Hereford

Morecambe v Dag & Red

Northampton v Macclesfield

Oxford v Barnet

Rotherham v Torquay

Shrewsbury v Port Vale (Re-scheduled for Tuesday, 27 March at 1945 GMT)

Swindon v Burton

Blue Square Bet Premier

AFC Telford v Forest Green

Lincoln v Braintree

Mansfield v Darlington

Southport v Kettering

HORSE RACING

Saturday: Sandoown, Wetherby, Wolverhampton (after four races)

Sunday: Fontwell, Kempton, Musselburgh

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