This week’s severe cold weather has hit the weekend’s football schedule.

With The Met Office having extended an amber cold weather alert - the second highest level of response - to last until Monday, Annan Athletic’s Scottish League Two clash at Berwick Rangers has been postponed due to a frozen pitch.

That will come as a blow to the Black and Golds who have beaten Scottish League Two’s top two sides, Peterhead (3-0) and Edinburgh City (2-1), in their last two games.

It’s one of a host of matches called off in their league.

Penrith have seen their home game against Guisborough Town postponed.

A club statement read: "Tomorrow's Northern League Division One fixture at Frenchfield Park against Guisborough Town has been postponed due to a frozen pitch.

"A new date will be rearranged."

Carlisle City’s Hallmark Security League First Division North match at home to AFC Blackpool is also expected to be off.

On Twitter, the Sky Blues said today: “Our groundsman has just advised there is “no chance” of the pitch being fit for tomorrow’s game v AFC Blackpool. 

“We are presently going through the motions of arranging an early-morning pitch inspection for tomorrow. Temperatures tonight are forecast to fall to -4C.”

Should the match at the D Marks Carpet Stadium fall victim to the weather as expected, James Tose’s team will start to prepare for next Saturday’s game, against Ellesmere Rangers.