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Rain wins the day again as 2012 draws to a soggy close
The majority of the non-league clubs were left frustrated by the weather with even some Football League sides suffering postponements yesterday.
Conference North high-fliers Guiseley and FC Halifax Town were denied home games after West Yorkshire had taken a battering from several days of rainfall.
The Lions should have hosted Colwyn Bay, while the Shaymen were due to be at home against Corby Town. Both fell to the extreme conditions as only three of the division’s 11 games survived.
The Baris Northern Counties East Premier Division’s schedule was hit even harder with just one of the ten games getting the go ahead.
That meant Brighouse Town, who were joint second, could not defend their place in the table at home to Heanor Town, while Thackley and Liversedge – who were due to travel to Hall Road Rangers and Staveley MW respectively – were also affected.
In Division One, second-placed Albion Sports and near-neighbours Eccleshill United were due to be at home but their fixtures were called off after morning inspections.
However, a third of the games in that division were played. with AFC Emley and Knaresborough Town bucking the trend by both staging, and winning, home games.
Silsden’s short trip over the Lancashire-Yorkshire border to take on Barnoldswick Town was shelved as were all bar one of the North West Counties Premier Division’s games.
The only one played was Stockport Sports v Congleton Town on Sports’ artificial pitch.
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