THE icy weather returned with a vengeance to decimate the Pennine League programme once again.
The majority of fixtures had to be postponed last weekend due to frozen pitches.
The cancellations came on top of the six-week lay off over winter as a result of the Arctic conditions and has further increased the possibility of a massive end-of-season fixture back-log.
But Emley Moor’s second string were one of the few survivors and they were able to celebrate an 18-10 triumph at Division VI strugglers Cowling Harlequins.
The visitors were, however, caught cold at the start of the contest and were soon 10-0 behind.
But once Moor settled down and regained composure they started to win the battle.
Rookie winger Lee Armitage set the ball rolling with a great try, neatly sidestepping the full-back to touch down.
Then Moor’s other winger, James Teale, followed up with try No2 thanks to great vision by stand-off Jack Dyson to put him through a gap. The second half was a stuttering affair, with Cowling disrupting play with a series of ball steals which the referee failed to penalise.
Fortunately, Moor held their nerve and frustration, and further tries from Danny Bedford and veteran centre Nick Alderson, and a goal from Rob Kaskawietz, gave them a thoroughly-deserved victory.