Friday, 6 March 2009

Football survives freak weather

A victory for the Cherries was one of the few football games to survive freak weather this week.

Bournemouth's match against Aldershot on Tuesday went ahead without any problems, with the Cherries recording a 2-0 victory lifting them out of the relegation zone for the first time this season.

Meanwhile, the Terra's home match against York was called off last night after snow left the pitch unplayable.

The Weymouth game was the latest victim of more surprise snow on the south coast.

A statement on the club's website read: "Tonight's match between Weymouth and York City has been called off. The early morning snow has started to melt and has waterlogged the Wessex Stadium pitch."

Officials at the ground carried out a pitch inspection at 8.45am on Thursday morning before deciding to call off the evening's match.

An official spokesman from the club said: "It's because of six feet of snow. We have had loads and loads of snow here."

Fortunately for the visitors, the decision was made before the York team began the 290 mile journey down to the south coast.

The Weymouth match was not the only casualty of the weather. Earlier this week Salisbury's Blue Square premier match against Rushden and Diamonds was also called off, due to a waterlogged pitch.

The Terras next match is away at Crawley town on Saturday and the match against York will now be rescheduled.

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