DUMBARTON’S League Two crunch clash against promotion rivals Stirling Albion has fallen victim to the weather – for a third time.

The two promotion front-runners were due to face up at the Rock tonight (Tuesday) – but a combination of heavy snow and freezing temperatures has forced the match to be postponed.

The decision was made after an inspection of the playing surface at 3.30pm.

Dumbarton officials organised the inspection after coming in for some criticism from supporters of both clubs following the late call-off of the match on March 7 – when the match referee declared the pitch unplayable shortly after arriving at the stadium at 6pm.

The first attempt to play the game, back on January 7, also suffered a late ponstponement because of a waterlogged pitch.

No date has yet been announced for the rescheduled fixture.

The call-off comes after Dumbarton’s home match with Forfar on March 11 fell victim to a frozen pitch – meaning Stevie Farrell’s men will have been out of action for a fortnight by the time of their next match, at home to Albion Rovers this Saturday, March 18.

Sons are due to travel to Forthbank to face Darren Young’s Stirling side on March 25.