Boxing Day blow

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Once again the icy weather conditions wreaked havoc with the local football fixtures.

Eastbourne Borough’s Blue Square Bet Premier Boxing Day clash with Sussex rivals Crawley Town was postponed.

The decision to call-off the eagerly anticipated derby was made following an early morning pitch inspection.

In the Ryman League division one south, Eastbourne Town’s match at Chatham Town on Monday was postponed as was Eastbourne United’s and Hailsham Town’s County League division one derby due to be held at the Oval.

In County League division two Seaford Town’s Monday morning trip to Westfield also fell victim to the weather.

Boro’ were hoping to resume their Blue Square Bet Premier campaign away to AFC Wimbledon yesterday afternoon (December 28) before their trip to high-flying Crawley Town on New Year’s Day.

Danny Bloor’s Eastbourne Town are also hoping to be back in action on New Year’s Day (3pm) when they welcome Ryman League big-spenders Whitehawk to the Saffrons.