Snow and freezing temperatures see football matches across Lincolnshire postponed
Freezing temperatures and snow have decimated Lincolnshire's football programme this weekend.
So far the biggest victims have been Lincoln City's home clash with Wrexham in the Blue Square Bet Premier and Boston United's trip to Harrogate in Blue Square Bet North.
Gainsborough Trinity's fixture away to Gloucester has also been postponed, but due to heavy snow in Gloucestershire a referee has not been able to visit the ground and officially deem the surface unplayable.In the Evo-Stik League, Lincoln United's Division One South clash at Gresley FC has been postponed because of a frozen pitch.
The Northern Counties East League have taken the step to allow teams to call off their games today, with Lincoln Moorlands Railway's proposed trip to Long Eaton United in Derbyshire and Louth Town's home game against Selby Town postponed.
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A statement on the Northern Counties East League website read: "For this weekend only, home club secretaries have the power to call off matches from today if there is, in their view, no chance of the game being played."Secretaries must inform the league - both the website and the appropriate officials - as well as match officials and the away team about the cancellation.
"Please note, that this is a one-off situation and has been implemented because of the weather and so that away clubs can postpone travel arrangements as soon as possible."
The WJ Harrison Saturday Lincoln League has also taken the decision to postpone their games.
Pete Ford of the league said the weekend forecast was not positive.
"We looked at the weather and decided in advance that it was best to postpone this weekend's fixtures," said Ford.
The Lincolnshire League is yet to call a blanket postponement, with most clubs expected to wait until Saturday morning before making any decisions.
However, two games have already been called off. Ruston Sports' home clash with Skegness Town and Market Rasen Town's trip to Boston United Reserves.
The Lincoln Sunday League took the decision to postpone all their matches at 11am and the East Lincs Combination League has also called all their fixtures off.
The Boston Saturday League has already seen a handful of games postponed and the remaining games are expected to follow.
The Gainsborough Sunday League is also in doubt.
Lincoln City v Wrexham
Harrogate v Boston United
Gloucester v Gainsborough
Gresley FC v Lincoln United
Long Eaton United v Lincoln Moorlands Railway
Louth Town v Selby Town
WJ Harrison Lincoln Saturday Leauge
Lincoln Sunday League
East Lincs Combination League