FOR THE third week running all three fixtures involving Hesketh Bank senior sides were postponed due to waterlogged pitches.
The first team’s match at Turton and reserve team fixture at Slyne-with-Hest failed early morning pitch inspections and the Sunday team’s re-arranged fixture against BAE Warton at the Centenary Sports Ground was also called off.
During the week and a little late, the club were informed by the West Lancashire League that the first team had been awarded Team of the Month from last November.
In addition James Smith won the Manager of the Month award.
This is the second time this season that his team have won the award.
They were due to be presented with the awards at Dalton United a couple of weeks ago by league officials but the match was postponed. They will now be presented with them in the near future.
Manager James Smith commented: “Whilst it is good for the team and myself to be recognised with these awards I am more concerned about obtaining promotion to the Premier Division and hoping we can get a game on soon as it is nearly the end of January and we have yet to play this year!”
Hesketh Bank won all four matches played in November without conceding a goal. The three league matches began with a 3-0 win at Furness Rovers, a 5-0 home win against Mill Hill St. Peters and a 4-0 victory at Millom.
They also beat Poulton 2-0 at home in the first round of the Presidents Cup.
On Saturday they have a mouth-watering fixture at third placed Hurst Green who closed the gap to three points with a 3-0 win at home to BAC/EE Preston although Hesketh Bank have two games in hand.
This was the only match to survive the weather in the First Division. Hurst Green inflicted Hesketh Bank’s only league defeat of the season so far by 1-0 last October at the CSG.
Meanwhile the reserves entertain Leyland United who beat them by the odd goal in five earlier in the season. Both these matches kick off at 2pm.
The Sunday team are also at home the day after to Preston based side Hesketh United which kicks off at 11am.
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