FOLLOWING a blanket postponement of all scheduled West Riding County Amateur League fixtures the previous Saturday, they were hoping to return to a full programme at the weekend.

However, the snow on Thursday and subsequent quick thaw meant that all of the grass pitches were waterlogged.

The only game to survive was the West Riding County FA Challenge Trophy quarter-final between Ovenden West Riding and Leeds-based Halton Moor, which was switched to the 4G pitch at Thornton.

The move worked in the favour of the Halifax-based side as a treble from John Booth, a Scott Eastwood penalty and one goal each by Terry Ryan and Glyn Beale gave them a 6-1 victory. Julian Sealey netted the only consolation when his side were 5-0 adrift.

The postponement of all league fixtures over the last two Saturdays has left the league's fixture secretary with the difficult task of fitting in outstanding matches on midweek evenings next month around clubs' involvement in district cup semi-final and finals.

Also to be arranged are the league's own Premier and Division One Cup semi-finals and finals before the cut-off date in early May.