HESKETH BANK were due to entertain Dalton United last Saturday but heavy overnight rain caused the match to be postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
League leaders Norcross & Warbreck’s match also fell foul of the weather but Wyre Villa in second place were beaten by third place Garstang by the odd goal in three.
With Burscough Richmond drawing at home 1-1 against Mill Hill St Peter’s and Ambleside United suffering a heavy home defeat, Hesketh Bank remain in fourth spot with games in hand.
With 15 league games still to play, two matches a week looks likely when the clocks change at the end of next month.
Meanwhile the reserves took centre stage as they travelled to face Todmorden Borough.
Despite the addition of a sprinkling of first team players it was the home side who opened the scoring, pouncing on an early mistake.
The reserves forced their way back into the game and were rewarded when Matthew Dawson appeared in his now customary back post position to slot home his ninth goal of the season – not bad for a centre-half!
Before half-time, Mark Harrison scored with a delicate flick to put the reserves in front at the interval.
The second period started with a reminder that Todmorden were not going to lie down quietly.
A supremely-struck volley ensured a battle to the finish.
After a period of sustained pressure it was Hesketh Bank who had the final word as Harrison turned provider to allow Jordan Smethurst to slot home into an empty net.
A superb three points now moves the reserves up the table into sixth position.
This coming Saturday the first team visit Lytham Town, while the reserves host Slyne-with-Hest at the Centenary Sports Ground.
Both games kick off at 3pm.
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