Weather takes its toll on football card
THE wet weather has again taken its toll on weekend fixture list, with the Berwick Rangers match against Queen’s Park at Shielfield called off half an hour before kick off.
The club held a precautionary check at 9am with a local referee, who passed the pitch as playable.
The match referee also deemed the park playable when he carried out an inspection at 1.30pm, but heavy rain over the next hour changed his mind.
The deluge meant the ball would not roll freely on the surface and the game was postponed at 2.30pm. Both managers agreed that the referee made the right decision.
Elsewhere, the Berwickshire derby between Eyemouth United and Duns in the East of Scotland First Division was postponed in the morning due to a waterlogged pitch.
Coldstream’s trip to Peebles Rovers was also called off. The only First Division match to survive was Leith Athletic v Hawick Royal Albert, which was moved to the artificial pitch at Ainslie Park.
Five Border Amateur matches were called off, including Coldstream v Eyemouth and Duns v St Boswells in the Waddell Cup.
Chirnside United’s trip to Langholm in the A Division was also postponed.
But some games did go ahead. In the Beveridge Cup first round, Greenlaw went down 5-2 away to Pencaitland in a match switched to a 3G pitch in Haddington.
In Division C, Tweedmouth Amateur Colts won 2-1 at Abbotsford Albion in terrible conditions.
All the senior rugby fixtures in the Borders were given the all clear to go ahead.
Saturday December 22
SFL THIRD DIVISION
Berwick Rangers P-P Queen’s Park
EAST OF SCOTLAND
Edinburgh City P-P Tynecastle
Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale P-P Edinburgh University
Heriot-Watt University v Gretna 2008 (2:30)
Spartans v Stirling University (2:30)
Whitehill Welfare v Civil Service Strollers (1:45)
Craigroyston P-P Burntisland Shipyard
Eyemouth United P-P Duns
Leith Athletic v Hawick Royal Albert (at Ainslie Park, 2pm)
Ormiston P-P Easthouses Lily MW
Peebles Rovers P-P Coldstream
Selkirk P-P Kelso United
Union Club South of Scotland Cup 1st round
Linton Hotspur v Carnwath
Union Club South of Scotland Cup 2nd round
Carluke BAPS v Gala Rovers
Hawick Utd v Biggar
Hearts of Liddesdale P-P Stow
Waddell Cup 1st round
Coldstream Ams P-P Eyemouth Ams
Duns Ams P-P St.Boswells
Hawick Waverley v Gala Athletic
West Barns Star v Leithen Rovers
Winton P-P Selkirk Victoria
Beveridge Cup 1st round
Pencaitland v Greenlaw (switched to Haddington 3G)
Langholm Legion P-P Chirnside Utd
Abbotsford Albion v Tweedmouth Ams Colts
Chirnside Utd Colts v Peebles Ams
Lauder v Earlston Rhmyers
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Weather for Berwick-Upon-Tweed
Saturday 18 May 2013
Temperature: 8 C to 10 C
Wind Speed: 22 mph
Wind direction: North east
Temperature: 8 C to 15 C
Wind Speed: 9 mph
Wind direction: North east