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Weather holds sway

PUBLISHED: 08:15 27 March 2008 | UPDATED: 10:17 07 July 2010

The sign which greeted Fakenham race-goers.

The sign which greeted Fakenham race-goers.

As the weekend's snow hit sports ranging from horse racing to hockey, only Hindringham, Wells Town and Bradenham Wanderers saw senior football action.

On Saturday, in Dolphin Autos Anglian Combination action, Hindringham handed over the Premier Division bottom spot to Mattishall after a 3-0 win at Acle, but still face a quick return to Division One.

As the weekend's snow hit sports ranging from horse racing to hockey, only Hindringham, Wells Town and Bradenham Wanderers saw senior football action.

On Saturday, in Dolphin Autos Anglian Combination action, Hindringham handed over the Premier Division bottom spot to Mattishall after a 3-0 win at Acle, but still face a quick return to Division One.

Wells Town led at Sole Bay through a Jody Murfit goal but faded to lose 4-1 while in Division Four, Bradenham's Bulldogs did their promotion chances no harm with a 9-2 thumping of St Andrews Reserves.

Fakenham Town, eager to continue their revived form, saw games at March and at home to Diss lost to the weather on Saturday and Monday.

On Saturday they entertain Cornard United (3pm), one of the teams they hope to overhaul at the bottom of Ridgeons One.

Monday should have seen Matty Henman's first game in charge of Dereham Town, but their Ridgeons Premier trip to Walsham-le-Willows was cancelled. On Saturday Dereham entertain CRC and on Tuesday Lowestoft visit Aldiss Park.

The postponements put added pressure on fixture secretaries who now have extra games to fit in before a rapidly advancing end of season.

Fakenham Racecourse lost its lucrative Bank Holiday Monday card to the wintry weather.

Fakenham abandoned their meeting to snow, having been left with no choice despite holding three inspections throughout the course of the morning.

An initial look at 7am proved inconclusive and another look at 9am was deemed the same. However, by 10am clerk of the course David Hunter had to call proceedings to a halt as the snow was just not melting sufficiently quickly to make officials completely confident that they would have been able to race at 2pm.

Racing returns to Fakenham on Wednesday, May 7.

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