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The heavy snow and freezing conditions which have hit the UK in the past 36 hours have led to numerous football fixtures being postponed.

Last Updated: 23/03/13 at 22:50 Post Comment

Heavy snow has seen numerous fixtures postponed

Heavy snow has seen numerous fixtures postponed

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Of the 11 League One fixtures scheduled for Saturday, four have fallen foul of the weather, with the games at Colchester, Crawley, Sheffield United and Shrewsbury being called off.

And in League Two, the picture is even worse, with six games falling foul of the conditions, at Bradford, Burton, Chesterfield, Port Vale, Rochdale and Rotherham.

The World Cup qualifier between Northern Ireland and Russia in Belfast, which was moved to Saturday from Friday night due to snow, has now been postponed for a second time.

Postponed matches

World Cup qualifier

Northern Ireland v Russia

League One

Colchester v MK Dons

Crawley v Crewe

Sheffield United v Brentford

Shrewsbury v Oldham

League Two

Bradford v Bristol Rovers

Burton v Wycombe

Chesterfield v Plymouth

Port Vale v Aldershot

Rochdale v Southend

Rotherham v Exeter

Scottish Second Division

Albion v Forfar

Arbroath v Stenhousemuir

East Fife v Stranraer

Scottish Third Division

Annan Athletic v Queens Park

Elgin v Clyde

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