FOOTBALL was a complete washout for all Todmorden’s team at the weekend.
Worst hit were Todmorden Borough, who had to call off their match with Lake District side GSK Ulverston Rangers at 9am on Saturday.
Having had a week off the previous week when scheduled opponents were in cup action, it will mean that Borough have not played for three weeks.
While Borough’s Bellholme pitch looked close to being playable at 3pm, they had to let their opponents know by early morning and at that time it was unplayable.
It was particularly disappointing for Borough who are currently in third place in West Lancashire League Division Two as Ulverston are next to bottom in the table and they would have been favourite for the points.
On Saturday they are due to play the last game of the year at home to Bolton County, who lie a place above Ulverston. They will be hoping for a win to send them into the Christmas break.
Borough are only a point behind second placed Burscough Richmond, but have a game in hand.
Again it is fingers crossed that Saturday’s game can go ahead if the weather relents enough for work to be done this week on the Bellholme pitch.
Manager John Gilford will have a strong squad of players to pick from.
Borough have consolidated this season and will be looking to go into the new year in a confident mood and a win on Saturday would give them an added boost.
The Reserves though face a tough task.
Already they are propping up Division Two Reserve and must travel to league leaders Blackpool Wren Rovers, although manager Craig Milnes will hopefully have enough players to pick from.
Todmorden’s other Saturday team, Jack’s House have a scheduled Rochdale Online Alliance Premier Division fixture at bottom club Asia FC.
On Saturday their President’s Cup tie at Horse and Farrier also fell victim to the weather.
It was the same fate for the Sunday League teams who will hope to continue action this weekend.
Woodhouse United, currently second in Rochdale Sunday League Division Two, are due to be at home to lowly broadway Celtic Reserves, while Royal George are scheduled to travel to Milnrow WMC who lie just one place above them in Division Three.