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Football fixtures hit by weather

PUBLISHED: 15:52 04 February 2008 | UPDATED: 19:39 05 July 2010

AFTER the snowy conditions decimated the local football scene, only seven football matches involving Lowestoft-area sides managed to beat the weather.

And of those that did, Micky Chapman's Lowestoft were perhaps wishing that their fixture had fallen foul of the elements as The Blues slipped to a 2-0 away defeat at neighbours Leiston in the Ridgeons League.

AFTER the snowy conditions decimated the local football scene, only seven football matches involving Lowestoft-area sides managed to beat the weather.

And of those that did, Micky Chapman's Lowestoft were perhaps wishing that their fixture had fallen foul of the elements as The Blues slipped to a 2-0 away defeat at neighbours Leiston in the Ridgeons League.

Despite hitting the bar, post, Richard Woodrow missing a penalty and largely dominating, The Blues lost out to goals from Gavin Crane and Danny Cunningham as former Lowestoft players Carl Chenery and Ian Smith tasted success at the first time of asking in their management roles at the north Suffolk side.

There was better news however for The Blues as the FA Vase made an early journey to town - as the national prize descended on Lowestoft on Monday ahead of Town's eagerly-awaited home match with Dunston Federation next Saturday.

With Kirkley and Pakefield's first team home match called off on Saturday morning, there were mixed fortunes in the Dolphin Autos Anglian Combination League.

Lowestoft Town Reserves match in the Premier Division was also called off, but in Division One K&P Reserves missed out on top spot after losing 4-0 away at Attleborough. Sole Bay moved up the Division One table with a fine 3-1 victory over the higher-placed Holt United.

Second-placed Corton tasted more success in Division Two with a 1-0 away win at Wortwell. Oulton Broad and Notleys' home match at Walmer Road was also called off.

In the Lowestoft and District League, only three games survived - all taking place at village venues - with one game in each division being played.

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