THIS afternoon's second Fife derby of the season has been postponed, it has been announced.

Dunfermline had been due to host Raith Rovers in the first game of the new year in a second versus fourth Championship clash at East End Park.

However, the weather has put paid to both clubs' ambitions of registering a first win in this fixture this campaign after the game was called off due to a frozen pitch.

With cold weather having gripped the country, the Pars announced yesterday that a pitch inspection would take place at 8.45am because of a frozen pitch.

That, however, has deemed the surface unplayable, and the game joins another Championship match - Arbroath versus Inverness Caledonian Thistle - in being called off.

A rearranged date for the game has yet to be confirmed.

Stevie Crawford's side will return to action next Saturday, at Greenock Morton, in the Scottish Cup, before visiting league leaders Hearts three days later.

They then go back to Inverclyde to play the 'Ton on Friday January 15 in a clash that will be televised by BBC Scotland.