Blackburn Rovers Ladies play London City Lionesses at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium Blackburn Rovers Ladies v London City Lionesses, Women’s Championship football match, Sir Tom Finney Stadium, Preston, UK - 08 Dec 2019 Photo: Jon Super for The FA

Blackburn Rovers’ FA Women’s Championship fixture with Addicks is off

Sunday’s key FA Women’s Championship fixture between Blackburn Rovers and Charlton Athletic has been postponed with the playing surface at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium currently waterlogged the club have announced.

Two of the division’s relegation-threatened sides were set to contest a huge game in Lancashire but the fixture has been postponed with the pitch at Bamber Bridge currently waterlogged and with there being a threat of further bad weather on the way.

Blackburn Rovers currently lead Charlton Athletic by just three points in the FA Women’s Championship table while both clubs have an identical goal difference. Victory for The Addicks would have guaranteed that they would have leapfrogged Rovers in the table.

The home side were set to go into the match on the back of a 5-1 defeat at promotion-chasing Sheffield United last weekend. Rovers were well and truly in the game until defender Kayleigh McDonald was sent-off for foul and abusive language just before half-time.

Charlton Athletic picked up a useful point in their battle for survival last weekend as they drew 2-2 in a crazy match against Leicester City at Farley Way. All four goals came within an 11-minute spell in the second half. Riteesh Mishra’s side were unable to find the winning goal which would have seen them climb off the bottom of the table.

A new date for the fixture will be announced in due course.

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