Following their run of poor form Hesketh Bank were hoping their fourth trip up to Cumbria would prove to be as productive as the previous three which were all victories and get them back to winning ways.
The previous week’s disaster at mid table Lytham Town must have left their opponents wondering how on earth Hesketh Bank were promotion favourites having put five past them without reply eventually winning 5-3!
Wanting to get this match out of their system as quickly as possible manager James Smith was looking for a reaction. However this was not to be as heavy overnight rain and snow meant the match at Dalton was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch and has been re-arranged for the fourth time this season and will now be played on May Day Bank Holiday Monday, 3pm kick off.
Since the enforced winter break Hesketh Bank have yet to win a league game. In doing so they have allowed Hurst Green to leapfrog them into the second promotion spot behind leaders Lostock St. Gerards who themselves have also suffered a dip in form losing two matches recently.
Both teams played last Saturday and both won their matches which leave them 11 and six points ahead of Hesketh Bank but they have both played three games more.
However, Hesketh Bank have still to play Lostock St. Gerards home and away and have also got to travel to Hurst Green.
So with nine matches to play promotion is therefore still very much in their own hands, but they will have to get out of this mini slump as soon as possible beginning this coming Saturday with the visit of Poulton to the Centenary Sports Ground which kicks off at 3pm.
With the first team match being called off the reserves’ home derby match against neighbours Croston Sports Club took centre stage. Despite being bottom of the table Croston went in at the interval a goal ahead coming from the penalty spot on the half hour.
The half time team talk seemed to do the trick as goals from Matthew Bowers, Yousef Kaffo and John Ascroft all scoring within 15 minutes of the re-start to finish with a 3-1 victory.
For up to date details and to book a slot at the club’s 3G training facility check out the website www.heskethbankafc.co.uk