Weather takes toll on fixtures

Actions from Stainland Stags v Ovenden, at Stainland Rec. Pictured is John-Paul Morrow
Actions from Stainland Stags v Ovenden, at Stainland Rec. Pictured is John-Paul Morrow

Brighouse Town’s home game with Droylsden was among the casualties as heavy morning rain fell on already soaked pitches yesterday.

The Evo-Stik Northern Premier League match was called off after an inspection at the Hove Edge ground.

Paul Quinn’s side are next in action with two games in three days against Clitheroe (away) on Saturday and Warrington Town (home) on Monday.

Only four games took place in the Haslem-Sheppard Halifax AFL and all games in the Premier Division were off.

Illingworth St Mary’s two treams both managed to play and the firsts beat Sowerby United 7-1 on the 3G at Trinity Academy in a key game at the top of Division One.

Brighouse Old Boys and Elland outfit Huddersfield Amateurs were among the other Calderdale football teams whose games were off.

The superb efforts of Heath RUFC members to get their facilities fit for use after the Boxing Day floods were foiled by the weather.

The North Dean men were due to host Yorkshire One leaders Bradford and Bingley but the pitch was waterlogged.

Old Rishworthians comfortably beat Castleford on a borrowed pitch at Kensington, Skircoat Green while there were defeats for Old Crossleyans away to Malton and Norton and Old Brodleians away to North Ribblesdale at Settle.

Halifax’s match at Rotherham Phoenix was postponed.

A handful of amateur rugby league matches went ahead, including Ovenden winning 14-10 at Stainland Stages in the Fee Halifax Cup.

Brighouse Rangers beat Cowling Harlequins 62-0 in the Joe Blackford Memorial Trophy, having switched the fixture to their ground, while King Cross Park A lost 24-8 to Silsden in the same competition.

Siddal were 38-0 home winners over Bradford Victoria Rangers in Division One of the Pennine League.