WOMBWELL Town’s home derby with Worsbrough Bridge in Division One was postponed for a second time this season after they both picked up important wins at the weekend.
Tuesday night’s planned game was called off after a 5pm pitch inspection.
Town manager Karl Rose said: “We did everything we could to try to get it on.
“We thought we had passed the bad weather but we had two days of downpours. We thought it would be called off in the morning but it got a lot better.
“We printed programmes and prepared the food – the things no one thinks about.
“But at 5pm the referee said ‘no chance.’
“It’s a good game and we want to play it. It will get played, probably under better conditions.
“We’re very disappointed for everybody. But these things happen in football.”
Town are now fourth, three points clear in the play-offs and five behind Parkgate who are in the only automatic promotion place and have played two fewer games.
Town have won their last six league games, scoring 22 goals.
Rose said: “I’m delighted.
“We had a long winning run at the start of the season then had a bad patch when we had injuries.
“This run has propelled us back into the promotion places.
“We’re back looking a constant threat and scoring goals.
“We’re going into a big February now. We have six games and four of them are against the top seven.
“Everyone plays each other so it could be a defining month.”
Town won 4-1 at bottom club Ollerton Town on Saturday. Jordan Kershaw, Anthony Mackie, Edward Agnew and Callum Walton scored.
They are now due to visit Shirebrook Town who are one place below them on goal difference.
“Shirebook are a good side.
“We’ll both be thinking it would be a big win and it could put a nail in the coffin for the other one.
“We will go there full of confidence and enjoy the game which is as important to us as finishing in the play-offs.”
Bridge are 16th with 36 points from 27 games. They won 1-0 at home to Louth on Saturday thanks to an early penalty from Connor Glavin.
Athersley Rec were beaten twice this week.
They lost 2-1 at home to Nostell.
The visitors went 2-0 up before scoring a late own goal.
Athersley then went down 5-0 at Horbury Town on Tuesday.
They are three places and nine points clear of the relegation zone.
Penistone Church suffered a 4-1 defeat at Premier Division promotion rivals Rossington Main.
Church could have gone into the play-off places with victory at Rossington but went 4-0 down before Antony Brown replied.
Assistant manager Brett Lovell said: “This was one of those games we need to forget about quickly.
“We have to be really happy with the previous two months of the season, we’ve collected a lot of points and we’ve driven ourselves up the table.
“Eventually we were going to have a bad day at the office.”
Church are now seventh, two points outside the play-offs with 13 games left.
Their game at Eccleshill was called off on Wednesday. They are due to host third-placed Thackley tomorrow.