Crewe Alexandra won’t be playing any league game this weekend after the Portsmouth clash in the English League One was called off. Crewe Alexandra made the announcement on Friday via their various social media portals. The home game with Pompey at the Alexandra Stadium was called off for this weekend due to a frozen pitch.
The freezing weather conditions in England has led to the postponement of several games in recent weeks especially in the lower leagues. Crewe Alexandra invited a qualified referee to assess the state of the Alexandra Stadium pitch and he deemed it unplayable in some areas thereby prompting the postponement of the Portsmouth clash scheduled for this weekend. A decision to call off the League One game was made since temperatures won’t rise over the night. The game was initially scheduled to take place on Saturday. Crewe Alexandra revealed that the club will re-arrange the game and communicate the date to the public.
Crewe Alexandra are in midtable on the League One standings unlike their opponents Portsmouth, who are in the thick of the battle to gain promotion to the English Championship next season. The top two teams will secure promotion to the Championship next season, while a third team will join them via the playoffs. Portsmouth are unbeaten in the last three league games and that has taken the former FA Cup winners to fourth place on the standings and one point off the top two teams. Hull City are in second spot and they have played a game more than Portsmouth. Crewe Alexandra have not been in the best of forms in the last few games. They have managed just one win from their last five games in the league and that has seen them drop to tenth on the league table. Crewe Alexandra are three points off the playoff spots.