SILSDEN and Steeton both suffered miserable weekend wipeouts, though the former are due back in action tonight.

It was a particular shame for Silsden, who were due to visit Newcastle University for a marquee FA Vase third round tie.

But a decision was made on that game very early, due to dreadful weather up in the North East, and it was called off on Friday afternoon due to a frozen pitch.

The cup tie has been rearranged for this Saturday instead, but for now, Silsden’s focus turns to tonight.

The Cobbydalers travel to Knaresborough Town for a Northern Counties East League Premier Division fixture.

The visitors will be favourites against their 13th-placed hosts, and know a win will take them into the play-off places.

Whereas Silsden’s weekend game was always under threat, Steeton were expecting to play on Saturday, given their artificial pitch at Marley.

The Chevrons were due to host FC St Helens in the North West Counties Football League First Division North, but found that their 3G surface was frozen over on Saturday morning.

That forced a postponement, with Steeton now not back in action until their league game at Garstang this coming Saturday.

Roy Mason’s side are on a poor run of form, and are currently 13th in the 18-team division, nine points clear of the relegation zone.