Vics’ match postponed

ON WHAT was a perfect afternoon for football, with overhead conditions the best they have been for several weeks, Arbroath Vics league match at home to Brechin Vics was postponed due to a frozen pitch.

A 10 a.m. inspection by local referee Marc Ritchie found Ogilvy Park to be rock hard making his decision to declare the pitch unplayable an easy one.

Indeed, the frost put paid to all junior matches in the Tayside Region with only a handful going ahead throughout Scotland.

Tomorrow (Saturday), Vics are away to Kirrie Thistle in a league fixture, their last scheduled match before a two-week break over the festive season. Kick-off is at 1.45 p.m. and players should meet at Ogilvy Park at 12 noon.