There was a total whiteout for local clubs last night as the ‘Beast from the East’ blew in and left soccer fixtures decimated in its wake.

On a night when even the Sky Bet League One fixture between Bristol Rovers and Wigan Athletic fell by the wayside, Guiseley and Liversedge were denied home games and Silsden’s trip to Atherton LR was also shelved.

The biggest casualty in our area was Guiseley’s Vanarama National League game against Barrow as frozen pitches produced widespread problems.

Nethermoor, like many grounds, was under a covering of snow on top of a frozen surface.

The only other National League game scheduled was also off, preventing Boreham Wood hosting Maidenhead United.

A new date for Guiseley’s home game against the Bluebirds, which was originally scheduled for January 20, is Tuesday, March 6.

Liversedge were due host to Staveley Miners' Welfare - another game that was already re-arranged - League in the Toolstation Northern Counties East Premier Division.

Sedge will make a third attempt to host Staveley on Tuesday, April 24.

Other postponements now mean that Jonathan Rimmington’s men face a busy March, with ten games in the month, eight of which are away from home.

Three of those eight games on the road fall inside a five-day spell - from March 17, when they visit Handsworth Parramore, to March 21 when they travel to Harrogate Railway Athletic.

There was some good news for Sedge yesterday, however, as they signed Glyn Cotton from rivals Pontefract Collieries.

Silsden also suffered more frustration as they lost a second away game on the trot to the weather.

Saturday’s short trip to Bacup Borough in Hallmark Security League Division One was off, and last night’s trip to Atherton LR was called off after a mid-afternoon inspection.