Frozen pitches result in matches called off

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FOOTBALL matches went ahead up and down the country but the games at both Byfield Road and Station Road were frozen off.

But surprisingly Daventry United’s fixture against Wellingborough Town at Communications Park was not ruled out.

Woodford should have played Northwood and the Bucks were due to take on Newport Pagnell but both fixtures were postponed on a day when the rest of the country was largely unaffected.

In Woodford’s absence the SL Division One Central table took on an even more compressed nature with the top two teams both dropping points.

League leaders Slough Town were on the end of a shock 2-1 defeat by near-neighbours Chalfont St Peter.

Even more surprising was Bedworth United’s 1-1 home draw with Chertsey Town who equalised in the 96th minute.

Ex-Daventry Town player Tom Bates missed a penalty and also suffered a serious leg injury in this match.

With Uxbridge on an away day, losing 5-0 at Wealdstone in the FA Trophy, Beaconsfield moved up to third place with a narrow 3-2 home win over Burnham.

Lee Barney, who scored twice against Daventry last week, was again on target for SYCOB.

Biggleswade Town’s 4-1 home win over Aylesbury went according to form as did Ashford Town’s lone-goal success at Marlow.

But Rugby Town needed a last-minute equaliser from Tyrone Fagan to earn a 1-1 draw at struggling Fleet Town.

The relegation dogfight involving Bedfont Town and Leighton Town went in favour of the home club Bedfont who now visit Daventry Town this Saturday.

A second-half penalty by Wayne O’Sullivan decided the issue.

Barton Rovers’ recent 4-3 win at Communications Park was quickly put into perspective by a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of AFC Hayes whose second-half goals came from Lewis Ochoa and a Kevin Chakaodza spot-kick.