Weather takes toll on fixtures

  • Last Updated: December 22 2012, 17:23 GMT

The Football League programme was severely hit as heavy rainfall took its toll on Saturday's sporting schedule.

Blackburn's clash with Brighton was postponed

The most high-profile fixture to fall by the wayside was Blackburn's npower Championship home match against Brighton, which was postponed due to a waterlogged Ewood Park pitch.

That was the only match in the second tier to be called off, but it was a very different picture in League One and League Two where the fixture lists were decimated.

In League One only the games on were at Coventry, Crawley, Walsall and Yeovil as the sodden weather left pitches elsewhere in an unplayable condition.

In League Two only Northampton against Aldershot and Accrington v Plymouth survived the weather, while Kidderminster against Dartford was the only game taking place in the Conference.

Postponed football matches:

npower Championship

Blackburn v Brighton

npower League 1

Brentford v Stevenage
Crewe v Bournemouth
Doncaster v MK Dons
Hartlepool v Portsmouth
Notts County v Leyton Orient
Scunthorpe v Carlisle

npower League 2

Bristol Rovers v Rotherham
Morecambe v Dagenham & Redbridge
Oxford v Fleetwood
Port Vale v AFC Wimbledon
Torquay v Exeter
Wycombe v Bradford
York v Gillingham

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AFC Telford v Luton
Alfreton v Barrow
Cambridge Utd v Nuneaton
Ebbsfleet v Hereford
Gateshead v Stockport
Hyde v Mansfield
Macclesfield v Lincoln
Newport County v Braintree
Tamworth v Newport
Woking v Forest Green


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