TODMORDEN Borough had a scheduled week off from fixtures, but other teams in the area were not so lucky.
Instead the weather set in and matches involving almost all of the rest of Todmorden’s teams were called off due to the weather and waterlogged pitches, both in the town and for away games.
Borough are handily placed in third place in the West Lancashire League Division Two and are due to have two home fixtures before the Christmas break.
But the they will be keeping their fingers crossed for a change in the weather.
Currently the Bellholme pitch is heavily effected by water and Saturday’s game at home to GSK Ulverston Rangers is already looking to be in doubt.
With his fingers firmly crossed Borough manager John Gilford expects to have a full squad from which to choose.
Saturday’s scheduled visitors are second from bottom in the league and Borough won 2 - 1 with a weakened side when they visited the Lake District side last month.
On Saturday December 17 Borough also have a scheduled home game against the side one place above Ulverston, Bolton County.
But Gilford knows that if the games are played, his side cannot afford to be complacent.
“We’re champing at the bit and I would really like to get these two games played.
“If we can make it two wins from them, it would leave us well-placed halfway through the season.”
Already though his side is doing better than last season when snow and ice from November meant the postponement of numerous games.
While two victories would be useful, he knows that the division is a very competitive one and nothing can be taken for granted.
“We’re still in the mix, but we have it to do and we have still yet to play the top teams,” he said.
l ALL the other teams in Todmorden will also be hoping to play this weekend.
Borough Reserves home game against Whinney Hill also failed to take place as did Jack’s House’s first and second team games in the Rochdale Online Alliance League.
Jack’s House first team are due to be away at Horse and Farrier in the President’s Cup at the weekend.
In the Rochdale Sunday League, Royal George were one of the few teams to play, but went down 2 - 1 at Cronkeyshaw in Division Three.
They are due to entertain the same opponents at home on Sunday.
Woodhouse United are also due to be at home on Sunday in Division Two to VASA FC.