Scottish Premiership clash among ties called off as snow hits Britain

Scottish Premiership clashes among the fixtures called off as snow hits Britain… but 11 FA Cup ties WILL go ahead as planned after -10 degree overnight freeze

  • Blackpool versus Forest Green Rovers was already cancelled for other reasons 
  • In the Bundesliga, Union Berlin’s trip to Bayern Munich is cancelled due to snow 
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Livingston’s Scottish Premiership match with Ross County was postponed as freezing conditions hit the football calendar in Scotland.

The top-division clash was due to take place at 3pm on Saturday but was called off after an early pitch inspection, with the playing surface at Almondvale Stadium frozen.

The Scottish Premiership club posted on X, formerly Twitter: ‘Following the pitch inspection, today’s game with Ross County has fell to the weather and has been postponed.

‘Details for the re-arranged game will be released in due course.’

The rest of the fixture list was also decimated with eight games across the Scottish Championship, League One and League Two all falling victim to the sub-zero temperatures and snow.

Snow fell across Britain last night amid a -10 degree freeze, with large swathes of UK affected

Livingston’s Tony Macaroni Arena (pictured in November) will no longer host Ross County

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In England, all 11 FA Cup second-round ties survived, with Blackpool’s clash with Forest Green postponed on Friday for non-weather related reasons.

Friday also saw League Two Crewe Alexandra and League One Bristol Rovers’ second round tie postponed because of a frozen pitch inspected at 1.15pm. 

The match has been rescheduled for Tuesday December 12, with a potential replay the following week.  

Two National League matches were frozen off, though, with Altrincham against Dorking and Southend’s clash with Wealdstone falling foul of the weather.

Saturday’s horse racing meeting at Newcastle was postponed on Friday, but races at Doncaster, Bangor, Newbury and Fairyhouse went ahead.

In Germany, Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga clash with Union Berlin was postponed due to heavy overnight snowfall.

At Alfreton Town, the pitches were covered to protect against the bad weather overnight ahead of an FA Cup tie against Walsall

In Germany, Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga tie against Union Berlin was called off due to snow


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