ALL five Premiership matches which were scheduled to be played tomorrow [Saturday] have been postponed due to frozen patches across the country. A number of league games in lower divisions were still going ahead at the time of going to press, but with temperatures expected to drop to -4 degrees Celsius overnight, further call-offs appear inevitable.
This round of Premiership matches is now likely to be moved en masse to 28th January, meaning that – so long as there are no further postponements – they will constitute the final batch of games in the regular season. That throws up the possibility of some tantalising clashes, with Edinburgh Accies versus Selkikand Marr versus GHA potentially being a shoot-out between all four team for two plat-off spots.
Meanwhile, bottom of the table Musselburgh were supposed to host third-bottom Jed-Forest this weekend, and both those team will now hope to pick up enough points in their four matches before their rescheduled meeting so as to avoid it being a relegation decider.
Weather permitting, the Premiership will return next week for the last round of matches before the Christmas break, with Currie Chieftains hosting Marr (2pm kick-off), Glasgow Hawks hosting Musselburgh (2pm), Hawick hosting GHA (2pm), Jed-Forest hosting Edinburgh Accies (3pm) and Selkirk hosting Heriot’s Blues (3pm).