Weather puts a freeze on midweek fixtures

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FOOTBALL

It was another frustrating night for football in Dacorum as frozen pitches once again took their toll.

MHBG-08-09-11 Banbury Utd'Banbury Utd v Hemel Hempstead Town'Pictured - Hemel's Danny May and Bill Morean take on Banbury's Will Green

MHBG-08-09-11 Banbury Utd'Banbury Utd v Hemel Hempstead Town'Pictured - Hemel's Danny May and Bill Morean take on Banbury's Will Green

Hemel Town were scheduled to play Evesham United at Vauxhall Road, while Tring were scheduled for a Premier Division Cup quarter-final clash with Colney Heath, but both games had to be postponed.

The abandonment comes as a big blow for the Tudors, who also saw their game against Stourbridge called off on Saturday due to frost.

Tommy Widdrington’s men were hoping to build momentum on the back of two successive victories earlier this month as they attempt to haul themselves out of the relegation zone.

Their attentions will now turn to Saturday as they welcome Banbury United to Vauxhall Road.

Banbury currently sit in 11th place in the league table, but Hemel will fancy their chances of securing the win with home advantage.

The sides drew 0-0 at Banbury earlier in the season.

Tring, meanwhile, will be hoping that they can carry on their good run on form as they host Holmer Green at The Grass Roots Stadium.

Julian Robinson’s men are currently riding high in the league after a five-game unbeaten run.

They have won their last two fixtures 4-0 and another good victory should be on the cards against second-bottom Green.

Elsewhere, MSSML Premier Division rivals Levy Green will be hoping for a Tring slip-up as they look to leapfrog Athletic into sixth place.

Steve Heath takes his side to Oxhey Jets and will be determined to pick up a win after two league defeats on the spin.

Berkhamsted, meanwhile, should be fresh for their trip to Hatfield Town on Saturday, having had a fortnight’s rest since their last game.

Mick Vipond’s men currently sit in ninth place in the table and the Comrades faithful will be expecting a win against relegation-threatened Hatfield.