Cold Snap Continues To Take Its Toll

PUBLISHED: 09:25 11 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:11 04 May 2010

The scene at Ely Rugby Club

The scene at Ely Rugby Club

THE cold snap has continued to take its toll on the region s sporting calendar as sub-zero temperatures and frozen pitches made play impossible at the weekend. Though a brief lull in the snow at the beginning of January allowed for some fixtures to go ahe

THE cold snap has continued to take its toll on the region's sporting calendar as sub-zero temperatures and frozen pitches made play impossible at the weekend.

Though a brief lull in the snow at the beginning of January allowed for some fixtures to go ahead as planned, fresh deluges of snow during last week saw cancellations for a host of the region's teams as playing surfaces became unplayable.

The Ely Tigers' match against HAC was postponed on Friday morning after a brief pitch inspection. Disappointed skipper Mark Mitzman, told the Ely Standard: "We were disappointed to call it off but the pitch is frozen solid and unplayable at the moment.

"We haven't played now for around four weeks so all the guys are working hard in the gym and are really raring to go. Hopefully we can get a win under out belts early on and we can kick on from there."

Elsewhere, Soham Town Rangers' game at Atherstone United was called off on Friday afternoon due to a frozen pitch. Ely City meanwhile, were without a fixture as all Ridgeon's League matches were postponed early in the week.

The City of Ely Ladies Hockey Team was also left disappointed on Saturday as their trip to Haverhill was postponed.

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