Borough due to face the bottom club

TODMORDEN Borough will be hoping the forecast of a couple of dry, mild days leading up to the weekend proves accurate as they bid to return to action.

Borough haven’t played in Division Two of the West Lancashire League since November 24, when they were impressive 3-0 winners at CMB.

It means it will be almost like starting the season again should tomorrow’s home game with Minthorpe Corinthians at a Bellholme pitch which was soaked earlier in the week get the go-ahead.

It looks the perfect fixture in which to get underway again as Corinthians are bottom of the table with just seven points from 14 games. The Cumbrians have a terrible home record this season but have been slightly better on their travels.

Rochdale Online Alliance outfit Jack’s House haven’t had to worry about the weather recently with their league taking a mid-season break from outdoor action.

However, they won’t be playing on Saturday as the indoor league at Milnrow Soccer Village resumes on January 12.

There is a Calder Valley derby match in the Halifax Sunday League with Hebden Bridge playing Stubbing Wharf in Division Two. Hollins Holme go to strugglers Queens Head in the division above.

Calder ‘76 face Brighouse Town in the Halifax FA Saturday Cup and the game will be switched from Luddenden Foot to Hove Edge if Calder’s pitch is unfit.

In the Halifax Saturday League, title-gunning Midgley go to Copley United in the Premier while Hebden Royd Red Star host their rivals for top spot, Sowerby Bridge, in Division One. Wadsworth are away to Elland Allstars.