WITH snow and ice playing havoc with the local football that was allowed to go ahead over the weekend, just three Bradford Sunday Alliance League clashes were played.

No games survived the weather in the Premier Division or Championship, meaning star billing went to the match between Clayton Albion and Newline in Division One.

Newline are top of the league, but they found it a real struggle at Clayton, and found themselves 2-1 down at the break, with Steven Wilkinson, from 35 yards out, and Bradley Asquith scoring to put the hosts in front.

The visitors, whose solitary strike in the first half came courtesy of a Dan Clark-Coates penalty, showed real resilience to prove they are worthy of their place at the summit, mounting a second half comeback to edge the contest 3-2, with Jack Mills and Lewis Sugden both on target.

Newline went 10 points clear at the top with the win, though they have played four games more than second-placed RIS London, who have 19 points.

The defeat was just Clayton's second of the season, and they remain in sixth with 12 points from six games.

There were no games in Division Two either, but a couple went ahead in Division Three.

Struggling Hanson United suffered a humiliating 7-2 home defeat against Esholt Reserves, with Joshua Bridge netting four times for the visitors, who moved up two places to fourth as a result of the victory.

Hanson slid to the bottom of the table after that loss, as Idle United went above them with a fine 2-1 victory at Bierley Bantams.

Shane Pogson and Anthony Spencer scored the goals for Idle, as they picked up just their second win of the season.

Bierley stay just above Idle and Hanson, third from bottom.

Sadly, with all grassroots football suspended during the current national lockdown, these will be the last Sunday Alliance League games for a while.