After a few weeks of bad weather, it seems that Scottish football had largely emerged unscathed from problems in that department this week. However, shortly before kick-off, the Dundee-Ayr United game in the Championship was postponed.
Interestingly, the pitch passed an inspection earlier this morning. However, after a second inspection, the game was called off. That is not the end of the story though.
Game was postponed after second inspection
Dundee official Twitter account Tweeted that both teams were in favour of playing the game. Despite that, the game was called off by referee David Munro.
Today’s match against Ayr United has been postponed.
— Dundee Football Club (@DundeeFC) January 16, 2021
This will be frustrating for both sides, especially after the game passed an earlier inspection. It would have been even worse if fans were in the stadium. However, at least that is not the case in this instance.
The postponement of the game will add to the backlog of fixtures that have to be played in the Championship between now and the end of the season.
Dundee in particular will be disappointed. They are in a good run of form, and are unbeaten in their last seven games in all competitions.
Both teams will be disappointed
However, they will need to wait a week to make it eight games in a row unbeaten. They are due to face Arbroath next Friday.
As for Ayr United, they are not in a good run of form. They have not won in their last five league games. No doubt they would have been hoping to end that run against Dundee, but it is not to be. Ayr is next in action next Saturday against Dunfermline next action.