Torrential rain has played havoc with Saturday's League of Ireland fixtures

Longford and Sligo were exposed to some brutal weather conditions this evening.

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THERE WERE TWO SSE Airtricity League top-flight games scheduled for this evening but both have suffered at the hands of Mother Nature.

A ball wasn’t even kicked at Strokestown Road as Longford ‘s clash with Bray Wanderers was postponed.

Kick-off was originally 7.30pm but because of the amount of surface water, the game was delayed and a pitch inspection arranged for 7.45pm.

Inevitably, it was decided that the game couldn’t go ahead and the fixture has been rescheduled for next Saturday, 10 September at 7.30pm.

Meanwhile, at The Showgrounds, Sligo Rovers hosted Finn Harps and the game did get underway despite two hours of incessant rain.

The ground staff had removed as much surface water as possible but the monsoon continued as both teams tried to contend with the unforgiving conditions.

Ultimately, after the players were taken off the pitch after 20 minutes, the game was eventually called off and will be rescheduled.

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