Weather Strikes Again

Last updated : 23 December 2010 By Queens MAD


OFFICIALS in the South and East of Scotland are expected to draw up plans to beat the Arctic weather REPORTS SOLWAY PRESS SERVICES

The South fixture list was wiped out for the fourth weekend in a row and the East has played only one game in three weekends.

A combination of waterlogged and frost-bound pitches since the start of the season has meant around 100 games have been wiped out.

South secretary Dick Shaw said: "We've had four Saturdays wiped out. We're used with a lot of postponements but this is the first time we've had blanket postponements like this.

"I'll have to issue fixtures now to cover January and hope things improve."

The South and East shut down for two weeks over the festive period and re-start on January 8.

East secretary John Greenhorn said: "Normally we have games off with the rain but this year it's the snow. Gretna is the only side to play a game over the last three Saturdays.

"Some cup ties will have to be re-scheduled now to get them finished. We've got two weeks break now and we have to hope the weather shows a big improvement."

MEANWHILE heavy snow has wiped out the league and cup programmes in the South and East of Scotland for Saturday December 18.