VAUXHALL Motors manager Carl Macauley and the club's hard-working committee were left frustrated by the loss of yet another home pre-season friendly against Football League opposition.

Friday's downpour resulted in the postponement of their scheduled match with Chester City the following afternoon.

The Rivacre Park pitch was left under water.

The Motormen had already lost the game against Macclesfield Town when the Silkmen pulled out of the match 10 days beforehand and this just leaves the Blue Square Conference North hopefuls with just one home fixture, against Tranmere Rovers, a week on Saturday (August 4, kick-off 3pm).

Before that, Motors have two away pre-season games - at Formby last night (Tuesday) and Yorkshire club Bradford Park Avenue on Saturday (July 28).

In the meantime, the Motors boss has been checking on the availability of a couple of targets and has already snapped up striker Paul Taylor, who looked a decent prospect on his first showing in the second-half at Colwyn Bay.

He clearly impressed the club's new assistant manager and former Wolves star striker Andy Mutch.