sport news Watford stars and manager Javi Gracia enjoy snowball fight at training ground

Watford stars and manager Javi Gracia enjoy snowball fight at training ground but chilly weather wreaks havoc with Saturday football and racing fixtures Watford manager Javi Gracia and his players enjoyed snowball fight on Friday There was decent snowfall at Watford's London Colney training base  But the chilly weather has reduced Saturday's fixture list down the leagues Accrington Stanley vs Blackpool in League One has fallen victim to the weather League Two matches at Cheltenham, Swindon, Crewe and Port Vale also off New club director David Beckham won't get the chance to watch Salford City 

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Published: 10:57 GMT, 2 February 2019 | Updated: 11:24 GMT, 2 February 2019

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Watford's players and manager Javi Gracia proved they are all big kids at heart as they enjoyed a snowball fight at the club's training ground.

There was a decent dusting of snow at the Hornets' London Colney training base on Thursday night and therefore plenty of fun to be had at training on Friday.

Watford's Premier League match away to Brighton is likely to survive the big chill this weekend but further down the leagues there are a number of postponements. 

Watford manager Javi Gracia throws a snowball as the club's training ground was covered in the white stuff on Friday

Watford manager Javi Gracia throws a snowball as the club's training ground was covered in the white stuff on Friday

Watford goalkeepers Heurelho Gomes (left) and Ben Foster launch snowballs during training

Watford goalkeepers Heurelho Gomes (left) and Ben Foster launch snowballs during training

The keepers then resorted to kicking the snow and ice at their London Colney training base

The keepers then resorted to kicking the snow and ice at their London Colney training base

Accrington's Sky Bet League One match against Blackpool has been postponed because of freezing conditions following a pitch inspection on Saturday morning.

Volunteers had been asked to turn up from 8:30am help clear the snow from around the Wham Stadium, with the covers taken off the pitch.

However, following an inspection referee Rob Lewis said it was 'unplayable due to the freezing weather overnight', Accrington confirmed in a post on the club's Twitter feed.

The League Two game between Cheltenham and Cambridge was also called off on Saturday morning, with the club confirming on Twitter that 'an area of the pitch has been deemed unplayable due to freezing temperatures.'

Swindon's home game against Forest Green also failed to beat the weather. 

Oldham's home game against Morecambe in League Two was another match that failed to beat the weather.

A statement on Oldham's website said: 'The referee has deemed the pitch unsafe to play on due to the weather.

'The club would like to thank everyone for their best efforts over the past couple of days in trying to ensure the game goes ahead.' 

Andre Gray, wrapped up warm in snood and gloves, launches a snowball at Watford

Andre Gray, wrapped up warm in snood and gloves, launches a snowball at

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