13th Apr, 2021

Snow causes disruption

Liam Moakes 14th Dec, 2017

IT WAS snow joke for Redditch United over the past few days as the deluge of white stuff put paid to successive Southern League Premier home fixtures.

Last Friday’s initial flurry ensured Saturday’s scheduled visit of Gosport Borough fell by the wayside and, after the further large downfall in the early hours of Sunday, Tuesday’s home match against Banbury United never stood a chance.

Darren Byfield’s Reds will be hoping for better weather fortune this weekend as they hope to welcome St Neots Town to the Trico Stadium.

United are now 12th in the table, ten points adrift of the play-off places, but have been beaten just once in ten home league games this season.

REDDITCH United Ladies are hoping to return to West Midlands Division One South action at home to Stourbridge on Sunday (2pm).

The Reds will tackle the Black Country side at the Trico Stadium knowing victory would take them top of the table, with a game in hand, on goal difference from Gornal.

Gary Barrell’s United side had seen Sunday’s match at Solihull United postponed.

STUDLEY are scheduled to head to bottom side Coventry Alvis on Saturday as they continue their Midland League Division One title challenge.

The Bees, who saw Saturday’s home game against Chelmsley Town postponed, are third in what is a fascinating battle for promotion.

Keith Draper’s side sit five points behind leaders Leicester Road with two games in hand and two behind second placed Ilkeston Town, who the Bees have also played two matches less than.

Title favourites Walsall Wood were beaten 3-2 at Ilkeston on Saturday, but remain firmly in contention, sitting eight points adrift of the leaders with four games in hand. Walsall Wood host Leicester Road in another key fixture on Saturday.

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