Dale match off at weekend

Date published: 07 January 2010

Rochdale's trip to Aldershot Town on Saturday (9 January) has been called off.

The decision was made early in conjunction with the Football League in order to prevent the team and supporters from making an unnecessary trip south.

The EBB Stadium playing surface is covered in snow after the heaviest snowfall in North East Hampshire for two decades

Aldershot groundsman Andy Nunn told the club's official website: "We wanted to do things the right way. The Referee who inspected the pitch looked like an Eskimo by the time that he came off it because the snow is so deep."

With no game this weekend, Dale are next in action at home to Port Vale a week on Saturday, 16 January.

A number of other League Two fixtures scheduled for this weekend have also fallen victim to the big freeze. Dale will maintain their five point lead at the top of the division with the promotion clash between Rotherham and Bournemouth also called off.

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