Frickley aiming to test top four sides

Frickley's John Cyrus.
Frickley's John Cyrus.

After being left kicking their heels with their game against Nantwich Town postponed Frickley Athletic now face a tough double task as they hope to get back in action this week.

Karl Rose’s men had their scheduled home game with then Evo-Stik Premier League leaders Nantwich Town called off due to the high winds last Saturday with the decision made as late as 1.30pm.

Members of the Nantwich staff had arrived when the referee made his decision and, along with the Frickley management, were happy to play the game, but the match official’s opinion was that the strong winds would endanger the safety of the players.

The game will now be rescheduled in due course.

Having got themselves into the top half of the table Frickley are looking to push on from their current 12th position, but now face two games in three days against two of the league’s top four teams .

The first of the games is away to Workington on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) with the hosts boasting a proud home record that has seen them only beaten once in 11 matches so far this season.

They are currently in fourth place, but were made to work hard when they met Frickley just a few weeks ago at the SW Jackson Utilities Stadium, the teams drawing 1-1 after John Cyrus had put the Blues ahead early on only for Workington to hit back.

Frickley are back at home next Tuesday (kick-off 7.45pm) when they take on a Blyth Spartans team that went two points clear at the top of the table with a 2-0 win at Marine last weekend and have won eight times from 12 matches on their travels in the league this season.