THE Big Freeze brought a weekend of chaos to the Daventry district with the sporting calendar badly affected in the aftermath of plunging temperatures and rock solid frozen grounds.
The weekend’s Non-League football programme was a big casualty of the freezing weather throughout the length and breadth of the country and matches were almost all wiped out.
The result of the postponed fixtures will be a snarl-up of games later in the season as the title battles begin to warm up.
A sprinkling of games did get underway. You could have travelled to Fleetwood in Lancashire to witness the 1-1 draw against Newport County in the Conference League or closer to home almost an hour’s play was possible between Luton and York before the referee called a halt.
But it was not just football that suffered at the hands of the weather as Rugby matches were also called off as the freezing conditions really began to bite.