Freak weather hits Bulls and Rolls title challenges

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The freakish weather again upset the championship challenges of BULWELL and HUCKNALL ROLLS LEISURE last weekend.

For their matches had to be postponed because of waterlogged pitches as the persistent spell of midwinter rain showed no signs of stopping.

Tabletopping Bulwell are in the middle of a remarkably frustrating spell because they have not kicked a ball in anger since 28th December last year.

Six matches on the trot have been postponed since, including their latest clash at home to Real United last Saturday.

“Our playing surface (at Basford United’s Greenwich Avenue ground) has taken a battering, leaving it unplayable and even dangerous in places,” said Bulls secretary Andy Radford.

Despite being sidelined, Bulwell remain four points clear at the top of the Central Midlands League’s South Division. And they hope to return to action this coming Saturday when they travel to fellow high-fliers Belper United -- ahead of a big local derby away to Hucknall Town on Saturday 15th February.

It’s a similar story at Rolls where their heavily-used pitch has suffered badly at the hands of the elements. Their scheduled home match with Boots Athletic was washed out last Saturday, leaving Jez Corthorn’s side with 15 league matches to fit in between now and the end of the season.