Live Coverage: Football postponements - January 19

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Sports Mole keeps you updated on the state of football matches up and down the country after a week of snowfall.

Good morning and welcome to Sports Mole's live updates of the state of football matches up and down the country.

Wintry showers have been falling over most of the UK for much of the past week and it's led to many postponements of the weekend's games.

Below, we'll post updates as and when we get them on the state of matches in the Football League and more.


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9.43amMorning all! Has it been snowing where you are? The answer is more than likely as the white stuff has been falling over much of the country this past week. That's led to a number of fixtures getting the headshake already...

9.51amPOSTPONED! These are the matches that were cancelled well in advance:

League One
Bury vs. Stevanage
Crawley vs. Carlisle
Crewe vs. MK Dons
Hartlepool vs. Colchester
Scunthorpe vs. Portsmouth
Yeovil vs. Preston

League Two
Accrington vs. Wimbledon
Barnet vs. Fleetwood
Bristol Rovers vs. Exeter
Oxford vs. Rotherham
Port Vale vs. Bradford
Rochdale vs. Gillingham
Southend vs. Plymouth
Torquay vs. Chesterfield

Scottish First Division
Cowdenbeath vs. Dunfermline

Scottish Second Division
Brechin vs. Albion
Stranraer vs. Arbroath

Scottish Third Division
Berwick vs. Elgin

9.54amNo games have so far been postponed in the top two tiers and there's been positive news from many of the clubs in the Premier League and Championship.

9.57amON! The games at Ipswich, Millwall and Watford all receive the go-ahead in the Championship.

9.58amWe fully expect all seven Premier League fixtures to go ahead today and here they are (all 3pm KO unless stated):

Liverpool vs. Norwich
Man City vs. Fulham
Newcastle vs. Reading
Swansea vs. Stoke
West Ham vs. QPR
Wigan vs. Sunderland
West Brom vs. Aston Villa (5.30pm)

10.03amClick here to see a picture of Peterborough's ground staff hard at work clearing the snow at London Road.

10.18amON! The League One match between Swindon and Shrewsbury has passed a morning pitch inspection.

10.22amON! The League Two match between Northampton and Burton is given the nod. The Cobblers have just released this statement: "Match referee Mr Darren Bond has inspected the pitch at Sixfields and Northampton Town’s game with Burton Albion is ON.

"Kick off is at 3pm. The roads and approach ways to Sixfields are clear, as are the car parks, and buses are running as normal.

"We would like to say a very big thank you to all who helped clear snow from the pitch this morning."

10.27amWest Brom are confident that this evening's Midlands derby against Aston Villa will get the thumbs-up. They've just tweeted: "Barring severe deterioration in weather, today’s derby against @AVFCOfficial will go ahead."

11.01amON! Peterborough's hard work has paid off as their match against Hull is on. In League One, Leyton Orient's visit to Doncaster also gets the nod.

11.07amThe League One match between Notts County and Sheffield United has also passed a pitch inspection.

12.30pmThankfully, we've no fresh updates to bring you, but we will be keeping a look out over the next hour or so just in case there are any late postponements.

2.20pmRight, luckily there has been no further bad news to bring you! Enjoy your afternoon's football - all of which will be covered with us on Sports Mole!

Ben Foster
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