Lincoln City’s Npower League 2 clash against play-off hopefuls Cheltenham Town has been postponed.
Although the West Country has not been hit quite as hard as other regions of the UK by the recent cold snap, the pitch at the Abbey Business Stadium was deemed unplayable following a morning inspection.
Lincolnshire Police also admitted that they had serious concerns about the safety of Imps fans looking to leave the county as conditions on the roads remained treacherous. A new date for the match has yet to be arranged.
Ten of the twelve scheduled League 2 fixtures for this weekend have already fallen foul to the weather, with only the matches at Northampton and Oxford remaining.
Meanwhile, City have conceded that Tuesday’s 2nd round FA cup replay against Hereford United is looking equally as vulnerable. Temperatures are widely expected to remain bitterly cold as we go into next week meaning there is little chance of the Sincil Bank pitch thawing out any time soon.
In a statement on the Club’s official website, Chief Executive Dave Roberts acknowledged that hopes of staging the tie were fading:
“The forecast is that the weather’s not going to warm up so it’s not looking that hopeful for Tuesday’s game against Hereford,” he said. “There are still a few days to go before Monday though and should conditions be the same then, then we’ll look for an early decision.”