Frickley Athletic left frustrated at Marine postponement

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FRICKLEY Athletic boss Karl Rose was left frustrated that Saturday’s scheduled match at high-flying Marine was postponed due to the wet weather.

Torrential rain saw all matches in the Evo-Stik Premier Division called off, with just a few getting the green light in Division 1 North and South.

It was a postponement the South Elmsall side could have done without, and Rose is hoping the weather improves so a backlog of fixtures does not hamper his side further along in the season.

“We wanted to play on Saturday,” said the Frickley boss.

“We were told it was off early in the morning so we hadn’t set off, but we’d prepared for it all week and were ready to play.

“We don’t want to be going back there on a Tuesday night because that’s going to make things tougher for us.

“We’d prepared for last Saturday and we wanted to break our duck and get our first away points.”

He continued: “I’ve looked at the weather forecast and it looks like more rain is on its way. Hopefully we won’t get any more postponements because the last thing we need is more matches rearranged for midweek so the games start stacking up.”

The match will be rearranged in due course and will add to the games Frickley have to rearrange owing to the weather in early December.

Matches against old foes Worksop Town and Ashton United, both in the league, fell victim of the weather and also have to be penned in to be played next year.

The Blues host Premier Division North Ferriby United at Westfield Lane on Boxing Day before welcoming Kendal Town on Saturday (both kick-off 3pm).

See Thursday’s Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express for all the latest sports news from around the area.