Winter takes its grip on football

Buckingham Athletic's pitch covered in snow on Sunday
Buckingham Athletic's pitch covered in snow on Sunday

FOOTBALL: Local teams are hoping temperatures will rise this Saturday for a return to action after frost and snow wiped out all fixtures last weekend.

Brackley Town, sitting on top of the Evostik Southern League Premier Division, travel to strugglers Cirencester Town this weekend after their home game against Barwell last Saturday fell victim to the weather.

Brackley fought out a goalless draw at St James Park with Cirencester when the two sides last met in September.

Saints Boss Jon Brady said: “We’ll prepare for the game as best we can and hope it’s not hit by the weather.

“Tom Winters and Josh Green are back fit again and Tommy Jaszczun could return for the match. Barry Quinn is continuing to play for Daventry United after recovering from injury.”

He said he was hoping to make some additions to the squad following the departure of striker Jefferson Louis to Lincoln City.

In the ChromaSport UCL Division One, Buckingham Town host Raunds Town at the Winslow Centre this Saturday after their game at Bourne Town was called off at the weekend.

The Robins will be hoping to get back to winning ways after a run of defeats has left them in 12th spot in the table, but with games in hand.

Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier tabletoppers Ardley United will try again this Saturday as they entertain Wokingham & Emmbrook. Last weekend’s game against Highworth Town in the Bluefin Challenge Cup third round was postponed.

Molten Spartan South Midlands Division One side Buckingham Athletic host Kentish Town after Saturday’s fixture at Wodson Park was postponed.

Division Two sides Mursley United and Winslow United saw their games called off against Risborough Rangers and Pitstone due to the weather and they will hoping to resume action this weekend. Mursley travel to Tring Corinthians while Winslow visit MK Wanderers.