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Alfreton v Walsall in FA Cup postponed at the last minute due to cold weather

Alfreton Town’s highly anticipated second-round FA Cup match against Walsall has been postponed due to the weather, just minutes before the game was set to kick off. The fans were all geared up and ready, only to be disappointed when the decision was made to postpone the match. However, this means that both teams will be included in Sunday’s third-round FA Cup draw.

Walsall’s manager, Matt Sadler, expressed his thoughts to the BBC, stating, “As soon as I got here I thought ‘this game is going to be off.’ It was rock hard and I knew it was not getting any warmer.” He added, “The game was never going to be played as soon as the covers came off, the ground at the goalmouths was rock hard.”

In Livingston, freezing conditions led to the postponement of the Scottish Premiership match against Ross County at Almondvale Stadium, leading to disappointment for fans.

The cold weather also affected the football calendar in Scotland, with eight games across the Scottish Championship, League One, and League Two falling victim to sub-zero temperatures and snow. In England, all 11 FA Cup second-round ties survived, with the exception of Blackpool’s clash with Forest Green, which was postponed for non-weather related reasons.

Two National League matches were also frozen off, with Altrincham against Dorking and Southend’s clash with Wealdstone being postponed due to the weather. Additionally, Saturday’s horse racing meeting at Newcastle was postponed, but races at Doncaster, Bangor, Newbury, and Fairyhouse went ahead.

In Germany, Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga clash with Union Berlin was also postponed due to heavy overnight snowfall, adding to the list of postponed matches due to inclement weather.

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