IT was disappointing enough for our non-league sides to see their seasons suspended once again due to the coronavirus pandemic, but they didn't even get to enjoy friendlies at the weekend either.

With West Yorkshire still in tier 3, clubs below the National League North or South are still allowed to play, even if their leagues are off due to other sides in the division being in tier 4.

The biggest game in our region would have seen Northern Counties East League sides Campion and Silsden face off at Scotchman Road.

Silsden are in the Premier Division, but Campion are one of the title favourites in Division One, so it still looked like it would be a close contest.

There was also the added intrigue of some familiar faces at the game.

Campion stars Leon Hurles-Brook and Aidan Kirby have both played for Silsden in the past year or two, while Myles Foley is now a Cobbydalers player after spending time with the Red and Blacks in the past.

But that game was unable to go ahead, due to snow and ice making the pitch unplayable on Saturday afternoon.

There was at least some New Year cheer for the Sils though, as they brought in goalkeeper Paul Day from Emley, Campion's main title rivals in Division One of the NCEL.

Day has had a number of short spells with Emley over the last seven or eight years, first playing for the club as a youngster back in February 2013 after stepping up from the development squad.

He has also featured for former North West Counties League side Shelley in the past.

Along with the Northern Counties East League and the North West Counties League, the Northern Premier League is currently suspended too, but North West Division side Brighouse Town had arranged a friendly at Golcar United on Saturday.

Sadly that also fell victim to the weather and was called off due to a frozen pitch.