Bristol City versus Watford postponed
Bristol City's attempts to exit the npower Championship relegation zone met with frustration as their Boxing Day fixture against Watford was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch at Ashton Gate.
There was no sign of what was to come when the players were warming up on the pitch, but the heavens opened at 2.45pm as torrential rain returned to the West Country.
Match referee Michael Naylor took the decision to delay kick-off by 15 minutes while ground staff attempted to clear water off the playing surface.
But another sudden downpour ended hopes of the game going ahead and Mr Naylor called it off at 3.10pm after consulting with City boss Derek McInnes and Watford manager Gianfranco Zola.
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Frustrated supporters booed the decision when it was announced, but the referee had no alternative.
The postponement leaves the Robins in the drop zone and McInnes and his playersmust now prepare for Saturday's crucial home relegation battle against Peterborough United.