Dumbarton suffer seventh December postponement

Dumbarton's Bet Butler Stadium
Dumbarton's Bet Butler Stadium

The Division One game between Dumbarton and Raith Rovers has been postponed because of a waterlogged pitch at the Bet Butler Stadium.

It follows Friday's call-off of the Second Division game between Brechin City and Ayr United.

But East Fife's Division Two game against Stenhousemuir has passed a morning pitch inspection at Methil.

It is the seventh time that Dumbarton have had a fixture postponed during December.

Their Scottish Cup fourth-round tie at home to Hamilton Academical was called off four times before the Sons lost 3-1 on Monday.

A league match away to Accies was also postponed, as was their home league game at home to Livingston.

Rovers pointed out that Dumbarton had advised the Kirkcaldy as late as early morning that the game was not been in danger.

However, the Sons later said on their website: "The playing surface is now holding water and it failed a 12pm inspection."