The match against the Highland League side had been in doubt due to a frozen playing surface, and the Sunday fixture was called off when it became clear it would not be ready in time. Fraserburgh announced the postponement on Facebook, saying the game would instead be played on Wednesday, January 31. St Johnstone’s match against Albion Rovers in Coatbridge has also been put back. More than 20 volunteers turned up at Cliftonhill from 8am on Saturday morning to help clear snow, but the pitch was too hard underneath and it failed an inspection. The tie has been rescheduled for Tuesday night, which means St Johnstone’s Ladbrokes Premiership encounter at Kilmarnock will not take place as scheduled on Wednesday. Livingston’s home game against Falkirk and Dumbarton’s trip to Peterhead were postponed on Friday as was the scheduled Friday night tie between Highland League sides Formartine and Cove Rangers.
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