Wednesday clash washed away

  • Last Updated: February 15 2014, 21:26 GMT

Sheffield Wednesday's FA Cup fifth-round tie against Charlton at Hillsborough was postponed following a pitch inspection.

Sheffield Wednesday: FA Cup clash postponed
Sheffield Wednesday: FA Cup clash postponed

South Yorkshire was hit with wind and rain on Friday prompting a pitch inspection at 10.30 on Saturday morning, and the club confirmed the game would not go ahead.

The Owls said in a statement: "The FA Cup fifth-round tie between Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton Athletic has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Match referee Mark Clattenburg conducted a pitch inspection at 10.30am on Saturday morning and deemed the surface unplayable."

There were also cancellations in the Football League with the Sky Bet League One clash at Sixfields between Coventry and Bradford called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

In League Two, Bury v Bristol Rovers and Cheltenham v Wycombe also fell foul of the weather.


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