JUNIOR football was wiped out by the weekend weather as heavy snow fell on Friday through to Saturday.

The entire fixture card, with the exception of two matches in Irvine, was postponed and rescheduled for Saturday coming.

But the decision was not without controversy with several grounds playable, including Girvan’s Hamilton Park.

They were due to host Glenafton, but the match was called off on Friday evening, much to the bewilderment of officials of both clubs.

A Glens fan told the Chronicle that Girvan had lost almost £200 in wasted food and other costs, adding that the ground was in good condition on Saturday morning.

Similar scenarios were encountered elsewhere in Ayrshire with pictures of Ardrossan Winton Rovers and Troon’s grounds posted on social media.

Ayrshire Weekly Press sports reporter Stewart McConnell spoke to SJFA West official, Scott Roberston, earlier this week.

He said: “The police were warning people against driving so you have to follow that. Irvine Vics and Irvine Meadow’s pitches were playable but Petershill would have had to travel to Troon.”

There were no such issues surrounding the postponement of the big one, Cumnock v Talbot in the Scottish Cup, as our picture taken on Friday at 3pm shows.

In common with similar snowbound pitches at Kello, Craigmark and Lugar, there was no chance of a ball being kicked.

There is now a fixture backlog building up with some teams facing weeks without a home match which will hammer club finances while others have an opposite schedule.

Auchinleck — five away games out of their next six fixtures Cumnock — scheduled to play four away in a row after Saturday Kello — have seven matches planned, all at home Muirkirk — after Saturday’s visit to Lugar, will then play six matches in a row at home.

Summer football, or a winter break, anyone?...