THE cold snap has claimed its fair share of footballing victims in the Moray area, as expected.
Highland League football has been badly hit by the snow and freezing temperatures, with six games including the ones at Buckie, Lossiemouth and Forres being called off by Friday.
Elgin City’s Division 3 journey to Berwick was also cancelled with the Borders side’s Shielfield Park pitch snowbound.
First match off on Friday was the Inverurie v Turriff clash, closely followed by Buckie Thistle’s home game against Clach, postponed due to a rock hard Victoria Park surface.
Similar conditions meant the Forres Mechanics v Formartine game at Mosset Park, and Lossiemouth v Fraserburgh at Grant Park, failed Friday pitch inspection.
Huntly v Deveronvale is also off, and Keith's trip to Cove fell victim to an inspection late on Saturday morning.
Keith’s trip to Cove was set for a further Saturday morning inspection, while kinder conditions up in Caithness meant The only Moray team in action will be Rothes after Wick Academy's Harmsworth Park pitch was declared playable and the Speysiders made the long journey north.
Two other matches have survived, with Brora v Nairn and Fort William v Strathspey also getting the go ahead.
An early decision was made to postpone the entire North Junior football card. Some pitches had a chance of being playable but league officials were not willing to compromise the safety of clubs having to travel in poor conditions.