Monday, January 05, 2009

Weather wreaks havoc with games

1:50am Monday 5th January 2009

By Staff Sports Reporter

FROZEN pitches forced a spate of postponements that decimated Saturday’s Vodkat North West Counties League programme.

In the Premier Division Atherton Collieries’ home game against Runcorn Linnets and Atherton LR’s game at Maine Road were lost and Daisy Hill’s First Division fixture at Chadderton was also hit.

In the Unibond League Challenge Cup Leigh Genesis were again hit by the weather and hope their game at Ashton United will go ahead next Monday, while Radcliffe Borough’s First Division game at home to Bamber Bridge was also called off.

In the Unibond Premier Division Tommy Turner fired a second-half double in FC United’s convincing 3-0 victory at struggling Worksop Town.

The former Bacup striker struck twice in eight minutes to wrap up the points in the UniBond Premier League clash.

Simon Carden had put the Rebels in front on 38 minutes after unselfish work from Kyle Wilson.

The league's top scorer was involved again when he set-up Turner's first on 68 minutes.

And the Reds hitman completed the win with a well-taken finish after beating the offside trap.