Football - Crunch clash in doubt

The npower League One match between Oldham and Hartlepool, due to take place at Boundary Park on Tuesday night, is in doubt after icy conditions returned to the north west.

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The playing surface was covered over the weekend but a sharp drop in temperatures meant the protective sheets were penetrated by frost.

Snow fell in the region on Monday afternoon with a night below freezing in store once more.

Both sides find themselves in the relegation zone ahead of a potentially vital clash.

Managerless Latics, under the caretaker charge of youth team coach Tony Philliskirk lie fourth bottom - two points from safety and four ahead of Pools with two games in hand following their run to the fifth round of the FA Cup.

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