Brighton's clash with Cardiff postponed due to heavy fog
By Mark Crellin
Last Updated: 31/12/16 10:41am
Brighton's Friday night Sky Bet Championship clash with Cardiff has been postponed due to heavy fog.
The Seagulls went top of the Championship when they defeated QPR 3-0 on Tuesday and would have guaranteed that they topped the table at the end of 2016 with a win over Cardiff at the Amex Stadium.
However, following a second pitch inspection at 5.45pm, the match was called off after consultation between referee Chris Kavanagh and the two clubs.
A Brighton statement read: "Tonight's game has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions.
"Further information, including details of the rearranged game, will be confirmed in due course."
Brighton later revealed that food already prepared ahead of Friday's game had been delivered to hostel in the centre of the resort.
Kavanagh told Sky Sports News HQ: "Unfortunately, having spoken to safety as well as both managers, the game is off this evening. The fog is not lifting and the Met Office say conditions are due to get worse.
"At pitch level, from this near side there is a struggle to see one of the assistant referees and, furthermore, from different vantage points within the ground, you would struggle to see different areas of the pitch.
"If I have paid my money [as a spectator], I want to be able to see this game and, unfortunately, conditions will not allow that at present."