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FA Cup escapes the bad weather so far

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Given that motorists were stranded for up to six hours on the M6 near Wigan last night and it was a similar story on parts of the M60 near Manchester it is testimony to ground staff everywhere that so many games have escaped the weather this weekend.

But, snow and poor weather conditions have caused the postponement of a number of  football fixtures across the country.

Football League matches at Tranmere and Bradford and five games in Scotland have been called off so far.

All of the 12 FA Cup fourth round fixtures scheduled for Saturday go ahead as planned.

Macclesfield Town's FA Cup tie with Wigan Athletic is set to go ahead after the club asked for volunteers to clear the snow at the Moss Rose ground. That is good news for the non-league side who will have a full house and much needed revenue

Dundee United's Scottish Premier League meeting with Ross County will go ahead after the Tannadice pitch passed a Saturday morning pitch inspection.

The Met Office forecast for Saturday is for the snow to gradually clear eastwards, with some sunshine later.

So far Sunday's FA Cup games look to be ok.

jb

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