Carlisle United's game against Leyton Orient tomorrow has been postponed.

Plummeting temperatures in Carlisle have left the pitch unplayable, boss Chris Beech said today.

United had covered the surface at Brunton Park but with overnight temperatures set to be as low as -6C, it left the game with little prospect of going ahead.

An inspection was held today and Orient were informed of the decision before they were due to set off for Cumbria.

The game will now be rearranged, while United will return to action in next Tuesday's rearranged trip to Harrogate Town.

Blues secretary Sarah McKnight said: "Dave Mitchell [stadium manager] had the pitch covered as soon as it became clear that the temperature was going to plummet but, with it struggling to get above zero over the past four or five days, we've found that we haven't been able to beat the deep frost.

"With Orient travelling up today we took the decision to get a referee to look at the surface as soon as we possibly could, and it has been decided that the match will have to be postponed."

The Blues will remain top of League Two despite the postponement, with none of their closest rivals in league action this weekend.

It is the second time in consecutive campaigns that United's home game with Orient has had to be called off.

Last season they were due to host the Os in March - a game accompanied by a major ticket promotion - before Covid-19 caused the season to be curtailed.