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Cold snap ends too late to save weekend rugby
THE end of the cold weather came too late to save many rugby union matches at the weekend.
Caldy's home clash with Otley was called off after an 8.30am inspection with snow on the pitch the main problem.
It was a similar story elsewhere for all but one of the local clubs and it means the fixture backlog has built up further.
Wallasey were the only side to get a game on Saturday. They had the good fortune to be in action in the Isle of Man against Vagabonds and produced a gritty performance to record a valuable 7-0 success in South Lancashire/Cheshire Two League.
Just one converted try decided the issue and Wallasey boosted safety hopes as they climbed to fourth bottom in the table.
Caldy face one of their toughest assignments of the season in National Two North League this Saturday.
They are on the road to Stourbridge who are clear at the head of the table with only one defeat to date and that just a fortnight ago.
This Saturday was due to be league free for many clubs but some matches have been re-arranged.
Wirral will host Vale of Lune in North One West and Hoylake are due at Glossop in South Lancashire/Cheshire One.
In Division Two, matches include Oldershaw at Oswestry and Wallasey v Moore whilst in Division Three Oxton Parkonians welcome Holmes Chapel with Prenton entertaining Liverpool University.
New Brighton will also play on Saturday in the Intermediate Cup. They qualified for the competition as the highest placed Cheshire club at Level 7 last season and their reward is a home tie against Upper Eden at Hartsfield.