Football hit by the big freeze

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Eastbourne Borough’s Blue Square South fixture with Hayes and Yeading at Priory Lane has been postponed.

The decision was made at 9.30am this morning as parts of the pitch were frozen solid.

Borough chief executive Mike Spooner said, “There was a section in the middle that was completely frozen.

“The referee arrived to inspect the pitch but he didn’t even put his boots on. It was obvious play would have been too dangerous.”

Borough are next due to play at Chelmsford on Wednesday night.

Eastbourne Town’s home clash with Tooting and Mitcham was also postponed.

Danny Bloor’s side are due to play at Loxwood in the Sussex Senior Cup on Tuesday.