Freezing temperatures return to scupper Town

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THE SUB-zero temperatures that decimated the football programme before Christmas returned with a vengeance on Saturday (January 29) as yet another Hucknall Town game fell victim to the weather.

The Yellows, who are still searching for their first win in the Premier Division of the Evo-Stik League in 2011, were due to tackle struggling Whitby Town at Watnall Road.

But plunging temperatures left the Watnall Road pitch frozen and unplayable. After a 9 am inspection of the surface, the referee called the game off.

The Yellows will now face a fixture backlog on the closing stages of the season. For they also suffered six weeks’ worth of matches being called off in December and into the New Year.

Town are scheduled to be back in action on Wednesday (February 2) in the Third Round of the Notts FA Senior Cup. The Yellows visit Blidworth Welfare, of the Central Midlands League, Premier Division (kick-off 7.45pm).

Their next league clash is on Saturday February 5 when FC United of Manchester, who mauled Town 4-1 on Saturday January 22, are expected to bring a big following to Watnall Road (kick-off 3 pm).