Borough back in training and anxious to return to match action

Chris Kay was taking charge of training this week
Chris Kay was taking charge of training this week

Frustrated Todmorden Borough boss Craig Milnes is desperate for his team to see some action after a fourth successive home postponement.

Officials worked on the Bellholme ground for three days in a row prior to Saturday’s home West Lancashire League game against Leyland United.

The pitch was perfectly playable at 9.30am on match day but after heavy rain the referee ruled it unplayable shortly after noon.

Milnes agreed with the decision but said it was hugely frustrating for the club’s players and officials.

Borough are still 10th in Division Two but haven’t played since they drew 1-1 at Barrow Wanderers on November 29.

They haven’t kicked a ball collectively since training in the first two weeks of December but at least they were due to have an all-weather session on the all-weather pitch at Todmorden Sports Centre on Wednesday. Skipper Chris Kay was in charge with Milnes working.

Tod are due to host Kendal County on the next two Saturdays - in the divisional cup this weekend and the league the week after.

Milnes has high hopes of overturning a narrow away defeat if the weather relents.

However, with more rain forecast he believes Tod must consider the possibility of playing games elsewhere.

He admits that is a long shot with the league requiring host clubs to provide facilities to a fairly high standard.

At least Borough have only 12 league games still to play and eight of those are at home.

Walsden C & FC are at Kingsway Sports Centre for the next two Saturdays at the start of their 2015 fixtures in the Rochdale Online Alliance.

They play Division One’s bottom side Balderstone on a 3G pitch this weekend and then have a home game against leaders Woodbank seven days later on grass.

Woodhouse United were not in Rochdale Sunday League action last weekend but face Crompton away this weekend.