Snow and freezing weather disrupt sporting programme across UK

Snow and freezing weather disrupt sporting programme across UK

West Ham face a 380-mile round trip to and from SwanseaPremier League games are expected to go ahead this weekend despite snow and freezing weather gripping the UK.Southampton have confirmed that they expect Saturday's game against Stoke to go ahead after talks with Hampshire Police and Southampton City Council.A Premier League spokesman said they would continue to monitor the situation with seven games planned for Saturday.
Dozens of the weekend's sporting fixtures are already postponed, with some being switched to Sunday.A total of 21 matches in the English Football League are off, as is the entire Scottish Professional Football League programme, although the four Scottish Cup quarter-finals could still go ahead. "There are no pitch inspections scheduled at this stage, but we are in close contact with all clubs, police and local authorities to review all matches on a case-by-case basis," said a Scottish FA spokesman."As always, the safety of supporters, players and staff is our top priority."Most of the UK remains under weather warnings for snow and ice until Saturday.
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Bournemouth have cancelled their plans to fly to Leicester and are now travelling by coach.Four matches in the Championship have been called off at Barnsley, Brentford, Ipswich and Sheffield United.Eight matches in League One and nine games in League Two are off, with more pitch inspections at EFL clubs set to take place.The National League programme in England has been seriously affected, with only Dover v Leyton Orient remaining on.

Tottenham's 6-1 FA Cup fifth-round replay win against Rochdale was played in heavy snow at Wembley on WednesdayThree of Friday's Super League games were postponed, with St Helens and Wakefield moving their games to Sunday.Wigan's match against Widnes went ahead as scheduled, while Hull FC's home game against Warrington was also played despite parts of the M62 being closed and Wolves cancelling their supporters' coaches.In rugby union, Exeter Chiefs' top-of-the-table Premiership match against Saracens has been put back 24 hours to Sunday (15:00 GMT), with Harlequins following suit for their match against Bath.Friday's Pro14 games at Cardiff Blues, Edinburgh and Ulster are all off.All jump racing meetings across Britain have been abandoned until Sunday at the earliest.The Scottish Ski & Boarder Cross Championships,[/i] scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, have been cancelled after heavy snow caused roads to be closed around the Glenshee Ski Centre, in the Cairngorms National Park.Elsewhere, Sunday's BBL Trophy final between Sheffield Sharks and Leicester Riders in Glasgow still goes ahead.The UK Open darts tournament in Minehead has begun as scheduled on Friday, but no fans are allowed to attend[/i] because of "safety concerns".

The UK Open in Somerset is being played behind closed doors

Exeter's game with Chesterfield at St James Park was called off after several inches of snow fell in the city on Thursday
Postponed sporting events
Friday, 2 MarchSuper League:Leeds Rhinos v Catalans DragonsWakefield Trinity v Huddersfield Giants - rearranged for Sunday at 15:00 GMTSt Helens v Salford Red Devils - rearranged for Sunday at 16:00 GMTPremiership:Harlequins v Bath - rearranged for Sunday at 15:00 GMTPro14:Cardiff Blues v BenettonEdinburgh v MunsterUlster v GlasgowScottish Championship:Dundee United v St MirrenSaturday, 3 MarchPremiership:Exeter Chiefs v Saracens - rearranged for Sunday at 15:00 GMTScottish Premiership:Ross County v Partick ThistleSt Johnstone v HamiltonChampionship:Barnsley v Norwich - rearranged for 13 March, KO 19:45Brentford v CardiffIpswich Town v Hull City - rearranged for 13 March, KO 19:45Sheffield United v Burton AlbionLeague One:AFC Wimbledon v CharltonBlackpool v Northampton TownBradford v PortsmouthDoncaster v BuryGillingham v RotherhamOxford United v FleetwoodRochdale v PlymouthShrewsbury v PeterboroughLeague Two:Barnet v Port ValeCheltenham v Notts CountyCrawley v WycombeCrewe v Forest GreenExeter v ChesterfieldMorecambe v ColchesterNewport v AccringtonStevenage v MansfieldSwindon v YeovilNational League:Aldershot v HartlepoolBarrow v EastleighBoreham Wood v MacclesfieldChester v BromleyEbbsfleet United v WrexhamGuiseley v Dagenham & RedbridgeFC Halifax v Sutton UnitedMaidenhead United v WokingSolihull Moors v MaidstoneTorquay v AFC FyldeTranmere v GatesheadScottish Championship:Dunfermline v LivingstonInverness v Brechin CityScottish League 1Airdrieonians v StranraerAlbion Rovers v Queen's ParkAlloa Athletic v East FifeArbroath v Ayr UnitedForfar Athletic v Raith RoversScottish League 2Berwick Rangers v Stirling AlbionClyde v Elgin CityEdinburgh City v CowdenbeathMontrose v Annan AthleticPeterhead v Stenhousemuir
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