Brighouse game postponed

Actions from Ovenden WR v Illingworth St Mary's at Natty Lane
Actions from Ovenden WR v Illingworth St Mary's at Natty Lane

Brighouse Town’s game away to next-to-bottom Derbyshire side New Mills in the Northern Premier League yesterday was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Paul Quinn’s men are next in action at home to a Burscough side just above them in the Division One North table next Saturday.

Meanwhile, holders Ovenden West Riding are through to the final of the Halifax FA Saturday Cup.

The West Riding CA champions, who had won 20-0 and 11-1 in the two previous rounds, found Halifax AFL newcomers Illingworth St Mary’s much tougher nuts to crack but went through 3-1 at Natty Lane yesterday.

Warley Rangers will play wither Stump Cross or Brighouse Town’s development side - who meet at Shroggs Park on March 7 - in the other semi-final.

Meanwhile, Warley found out their Challenge Cup semi-final opponents yesterday when Northowram edged out division-lower visitors Denholme United 5-4.

Shelf United play Midgley United in the first semi at Ryburn’s Ripponden Wood ground next Saturday.

The top three in the Halifax AFL all won - Midgley United by 4-0 away to Sowerby United, title favourites Stump Cross by 4-2 at home to Calder ‘76 and Ryburn United by 3-1 at home to Copley United.