FA Cup: Newport v Blackburn off because of waterlogged pitch

Ground staff work on the Rodney Parade pitch
Ground staff work on the Rodney Parade pitch

Newport County's FA Cup third-round tie against Blackburn Rovers was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch at Rodney Parade.

Newport had been confident the match would go ahead but referee Charles Breakspear called it off after heavy rain on Saturday.

League Two side County and Newport RFC had games postponed last weekend due to a waterlogged pitch at the same ground.

The fixture could be rearranged for the week starting Monday, 18 January.

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