COLD weather forced the postponement of all the Helensburgh and Lomond area’s football and rugby action at the weekend after sub-zero temperatures left pitches across the country unplayable.

Among the call-offs on Saturday was Helensburgh Rugby Club’s away match against Paisley; the Grizzlies will be looking to make the maximum impact on their return to action this Saturday, December 7, when they play host to bottom-of-the-table Uddingston (above).

Kick-off at Ardencaple is at 2pm.

Rhu Amateurs’ Douglas Smith League Cup quarter-final tie at home to Milton AFC also fell victim to the weather; the match has been rescheduled for this Saturday, with a 1.30pm kick-off at Ardenconnel Park, and will go to penalties if the scores are level after 90 minutes.

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Elsewhere, following the postponement of their away game against Glasgow University A, Helensburgh FC are back on home turf this Saturday when Erskine Amateurs are the visitors to Hermitage Academy, with a 2pm kick-off.

There's also hockey action for both Helensburgh club's on Saturday – Helensburgh's third XI are due to travel to Auchenhowie to play Western Wildcats 5 on Saturday in the club's final fixture of the year, while the ladies of Loch Lomond Hockey Club's first team are preparing to face Troon at Hermitage Academy.