HEAVY snow is inevitably taking its toll on the weekend football programme.

Eastleigh's National League trip to Barrow was postponed earlier this morning and both the Sydenhams Wessex League and New Forest Care Hampshire Premier League have cancelled their entire Saturday programme.

An Eastleigh FC statement said: "Much like the majority of this weekend's National League fixture list, the pitch at Barrow's Holker Street is frozen, giving the club no option but to make an early call given the travelling distances involved, and the weather not looking likely to improve.

"The club would like to thank both Barrow AFC and the National League for their swift action regarding this weekend's game.

"All supporters booked onto official club travel are eligible for a refund, can transfer to the coach for the rescheduled fixture or are eligible for travel credit (to be used for a forthcoming away fixture), "A new date for the Barrow fixture will be agreed in due course."

For health and safety reasons the NFC Hampshire Premier League have announced that no games will go ahead.

A statement released earlier today explained: "In view of the current ongoing weather warnings and advice not to travel except where absolutely necessary, the league has taken the decision to cancel all New Forest Care Hampshire Premier Football League matches scheduled for Saturday, March 3.

"This decision has been made for the health and safety of all players, match officials, club officials and spectators.

"This decision excludes the matches in outside cup competitions, namely the Hampshire Intermediate and Aldershot Intermediate Cups whose own competition bodies will make a decision on these.

"Stay safe and stay warm."

The Sydenhams Wessex League stated: "The League has taken the decision to postpone all matches tomorrow.

"This decision has been taken not only because of the state of the pitches, but also on safety grounds with regards to travel."