Big freeze set to hit sporting fixtures across Fenland for second weekend

WITH a number of games already postponed it seems that the big freeze is set to hit sporting fixtures hard across Fenland once more this weekend.

Wisbech Town have suffered a triple-blow as their first team, reserves and charity game - arranged for Sunday - have already been postponed.

Fenmen boss Steve Appleby, whose side were due to travel to play CRC in Cambridge tomorrow, said: “We’re frustrated because we want to play football but you’ve got to live in the real world and we can’t do anything about it.

“We’ve done some training on the astroturf at Lynnsport and we’ve got a couple of things planned for the players to stay fit and have a bit of fun this week so we’re just getting on with it.”

The ‘Supporters v Legends’ game - organised to raise money for Help for Heroes - has already been postponed as the freezing conditions look set to continue over the weekend.

Organiser Jonny Pearce said: “We’re not sure on a certain date for the rearranged game but it’ll definitely be after Christmas.

“You can’t help the weather and it’s a shame but people still want it to go ahead because everyone’s been looking forward to it.”

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March Town United’s first and reserve team fixtures have also already been called off as the sub-zero temperatures continue to strike.

The Hares’ chairman, Phil White, who has enjoyed a unbeaten start to life as reserve manager, even joked that club members would be using “hairdryers” to try and thaw out their snow-covered GER pitch so they could “save money on the under-soil heating”.

It was snow-joke for Jimmy Unwin’s Chatteris Town side though after their Cliff Bullen Challenge Cup Quarter-Final preview with Over Sports also fell foul of the weather.

Wisbech’s and March’s hockey and rugby sides are also expected to face a weekend without sport as the freezing temperatures continue.

However, there was some brighter news for one group of outdoor sporting fans as the Fen Skaters are still set to enjoy their traditional ice racing at Welney tomorrow morning.