ONLY 12 games were played, adding to the woes of the fixture secretary, but they had an effect on promotion and relegation.
In fact two sides, Division IV Linthwaite and Second Division Wooldale, had a complete reversal from the previous week.
Linthwaite took over at the top a fortnight ago but were toppled last week, while Wooldale climbed off the foot of the table but a week later were at the bottom again.
Linthwaite had moved to the top by beating one of the title challengers, Moldgreen Con, but last week when they faced another contender, they went down 4-1.
The side that beat them were AFC Waterloo, who take over the leadership.
Waterloo took the lead when Adam Sanders (who had scored nine goals in his previous four appearances) opened the scoring following a cross from James Whyte.
Linthwaite equalised from the spot and would have taken the lead but for a fine save from keeper Colin Brown.
The Sanders-Whyte combination helped Waterloo regain the lead – a corner from Whyte and a volley from Sanders.
Either side of the break, Linthwaite could have been level – a penalty appeal turned down and a shot that went narrowly wide.
Sanders then scored another two. His first was a chip over the keeper and the second came when he was on the end of a move involving Dominic Harris and Dwayne Wilkinson.
AFC Waterloo are now top but there is still only six points separating the first five and Waterloo have played one more than the other four.
Two weeks ago, a draw with Skelmanthorpe enabled Wooldale toŠmove off the bottom, but a defeat at the hands of Slaithwaite combined with Honley disposing of Royal Dolphins 6-1 reversed the positions.
At the top of this division, neither of the top two played but the sides in third and fourth both moved three points closer.
Holmbridge beat Kirkheaton with the elements in their favour.
DefensiveŠmistakes by Kirkheaton for both goals from Ben WilczynskiŠ could be put down to the slippery conditions.
His first came after five minutes and the other 10 minutes from time.
A Chris Billy penalty was Kirkheaton’s only reply.
The other club to move closer to the top were Slaithwaite United following their 2-1 won over Wooldale.
In Division III, the top two met when Shelley travelled to Heyside.
The visitors were behind after 30 seconds and never struck their true form from then onwards, finishing at the wrong end of a 3-0 scoreline.
As a result, both sides have 27 points from 11 games, six points ahead of Savile Town and Dalton Crusaders.
The day got better for AFC Waterloo when their second team travelled to Savile Town.
Savile Town took a 3-0 lead but Waterloo then went on to score six despite being reduced to 10 men.
Adrian Briscoe notched a hat trick, Anthony Pugh netted twice and Richard Shooter scored the other.
This win enables the reserves to emulate the firsts by going to the top of their division.
The worst postponement of the day for the fixture secretary was the West Riding County Cup match between Bay Athletic and Uppermill.
This has been scheduled for today but both the Barlow Cup (final date April 13 at the Galpharm) and FA Challenge Cup (April 19) are waiting for Uppermill.
Their success and the postponements have resulted in a delay to the Barlow Cup first-round match against Holmbridge and their District FA Cup second-round tie against Lindley Liberal Club.
There are just six Saturdays before the first of those finals and four rounds of each competition to play.
As Uppermill are involved in at least two of these matches, it Šwill take a minimum of five Saturdays.
Should they win one of these matches, the number of Saturdays extends to six and should they win both, seven are needed.
The fixture secretary’s worst nightmare is if they go through to the finals of both competitions! ŠŠŠŠŠŠ