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UK weather: Snow and freezing conditions disrupt sporting programme

UK weather: Snow and freezing conditions disrupt sporting programme

West Ham face a 380-mile round trip for Saturday's game against SwanseaAll seven of Saturday's Premier League games are set to go ahead despite adverse weather conditions in the UK.But six games in the Championship, including those at Aston Villa and Wolves, have been postponed as have most in League One and League Two.All Scottish league games have been called off, but - as it stands - the Scottish Cup quarter-finals are on.
Watford fans, whose team face West Brom, were asked to go to Vicarage Road from 08:30 GMT to help clear snow.Supporters of Southend - who host Walsall in League One - and Carlisle - who face Grimsby in League Two - also helped clear their respective pitches.Elsewhere, horse racing fixtures at Lingfield, Newcastle and Chelmsford all passed morning inspections and will go ahead. There is no jump racing this weekend because of the weather. Three 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 were all off.The Scottish Ski & Boarder Cross Championships, 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.Sunday's BBL Trophy final between Sheffield Sharks and Leicester Riders in Glasgow still goes ahead.The UK Open darts tournament in Minehead began as scheduled on Friday, but no fans were allowed to attend because of "safety concerns".
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Carlisle United are set to host Grimsby today at 15:00
Postponed sporting events
Saturday, 3 MarchPremiership rugby:Exeter Chiefs v Saracens - rearranged for Sunday at 15:00 GMTScottish Premiership:Ross County v Partick ThistleSt Johnstone v HamiltonChampionship:Aston Villa v QPR - rearranged for 13 March, KO 19:45Barnsley 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 AlbionWolves v ReadingLeague One:AFC Wimbledon v CharltonBlackpool v Northampton TownBradford v PortsmouthCoventry v LincolnDoncaster 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 1:Airdrieonians v StranraerAlbion Rovers v Queen's ParkAlloa Athletic v East FifeArbroath v Ayr UnitedForfar Athletic v Raith RoversScottish League 2:Berwick Rangers v Stirling AlbionClyde v Elgin CityEdinburgh City v CowdenbeathMontrose v Annan AthleticPeterhead v Stenhousemuir
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