Hawks game postponed

Sailors from a Portsmouth Royal Navy minehunter crew have rowed 805 miles - to Disneyland Paris and back - in 48 hours to raise money for their shipmates son who has been diagnosed with cancer.

The personnel of Mine Countermeasure Squadron - Crew 2 held a 48 hour rowathon in aid of 9 year old Ethan John, son of Able Seaman (MineWarfare) Craig John.

Kind Portsmouth sailors’ row helps boy battling cancer

The Hawks' Blue Square South clash at Thurrock this weekend has been called off because of a frozen pitch.

A 5.30pm pitch inspection on Friday evening resulted in a decision to postpone the match after the recent freezing weather.

The Essex club were planning on holding a further inspection on Saturday morning but decided the playing surface would not thaw in time to be safe.