Freezing weather forces postponements

LONDON - Four FA Cup third round matches were postponed on Saturday because of freezing weather gripping parts of England. The biggest casualty was the all-Championship Midlands derby between Birmingham City and Wolverhampton Wanderers because of a frozen pitch at St Andrews. The match between non-League Histon and Swansea City of the Championship was also called off because of the icy conditions as were the games between Cheltenham Town and Doncaster Rovers and Leyton Orient and Sheffield United. Nine other lower league matches were also postponed as were games in Scotland and Wales as temperatures dropped to below freezing in many parts of the country.