Wet weather disrupts programme

  • Last Updated: December 26 2012, 15:39 GMT

The Championship match between Bristol City and Watford has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Bristol City's clash with Watford was postponed

Referee Michael Naylor initially delayed the kick-off and inspected the pitch at 3.10pm before deciding the game could not go ahead.

City said on their Twitter feed: "Today's match is OFF. Too much rain, water on the pitch proved impossible to shift."

Earlier in the day AFC Wimbledon's clash with Northampton was also postponed following an early morning inspection.

The ground was saturated after heavy rainfall in the previous 24/48 hours at Kingsmeadow, which deemed the surface unplayable.

The Cobblers squad received the news at their team hotel in London.

Details of the rearranged fixture have not yet been confirmed.

Leyton Orient's home clash with Swindon was postponed a day earlier because of a waterlogged pitch.

No new date has yet been made for the fixture.

Orient lost their previous game at home to Scunthorpe 3-1 - a result which ended the club's eight-match winning run.

Boxing Day postponed games:

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Bristol City v Watford

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Leyton Orient v Swindon

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AFC Wimbledon v Northampton


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