08:45 Thursday 23 January 2014

Midland Alliance ensured wet weather woes

Written byDOM MILLS

A WET January has seen almost two thirds of Midland Alliance fixtures postponed.

Of the 56 scheduled matches only 19 took place in the first month of 2014.

Rocester have lost three games to the weather in January, including last Saturday’s game at home to Walsall Wood.

Last weekend’s visitors, had the match gone ahead, have – alongside Tividale – completed the fewest matches in the division having played 20.

The Romans have played 23 games, while the final whistle has sounded for Saturday’s opponents Heather St John’s no fewer than 27 times.

Three games managed to get the green light on Tuesday evening, and it was largely good news for Dave Shaw’s side.

Rock bottom Gornal Athletic were beaten 2-1 by Wulfrunians on home turf, meaning Rocester remain ahead of the team in 22nd spot courtesy of a superior goal difference.

Kirby Muxloe could have been dragged into the dogfight at the foot of the table.

But a 3-0 home win over Loughborough Univeristy means seven-point gap has opened up between 16th-placed Muxloe and the teams below.

In Tuesday’s other result Tividale’s title hopes were dented by Stourport Swifts who recorded a 2-1 win.

Tividale remain third and seven points behind Highgate United – but still enjoy six games in hand on the league leaders,

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