SILSDEN have endured back-to-back postponements, but their 13-point lead at the summit of Hallmark Security League Division One has not been harmed, and manager Danny Forrest is hopeful that his men will be back in action tomorrow.

The Cobbydalers travel to mid-table Atherton LR, hoping to see their first meaningful action in December.

Their first game of the month, at Bacup Borough, and last Saturday’s at FC Oswestry Town were both off, but Forrest is not expecting a third away postponement.

He said: “It’s a pity that both of the last two postponements have been Saturday fixtures with nothing in midweek because it seems like such a long period since we last played but, fingers crossed, the Atherton game will be okay.

“There were only a couple of games off on the first Saturday of December but the other clubs didn’t take advantage, and last week most games were off so our lead wasn’t chipped away.

“We’ve just got to keep taking care of business though because there is a still a long way to go.”

Eccleshill United are the only other local club in sight of a league title as they sit second in Toolstation Northern Counties East League Division One.

The Eagles are two points behind leaders Knaresborough Town and two points better off than third-placed Yorkshire Amateur as they travel to mid-table AFC Emley.

Campion have home advantage as they host Winterton Rangers, who are above 11th-placed Emley on goal difference only.

James Bicknell’s black and reds are three points outside the play-off places.

Liversedge are the only one of the three local representatives in the Premier Division to have home advantage this weekend as they welcome fellow mid-table outfit Staveley Miners' Welfare.

Sedge’s last two games have been postponed, one of which was the reverse fixture against the Trojans, that leaves Jonathan Rimmington’s side still looking for the win that will take them through the 30-point barrier.

Albion Sports travel to former Bradford Park Avenue stalwart, and long- term skipper, Wayne Benn’s Hemsworth Miners' Welfare.

Benn’s side are a healthy fifth in the table, averaging two points per game, while the Albion Lions are a lowly 18th with just a shade under a point per game gathered.

Thackley are currently just below Staveley in 16th, and the Dennyboys have been affected more than most as three of their last five games have fallen foul of the weather.

Their last win was almost a month ago - on November 18 - and they will be hard pressed to register another maximum tomorrow as they head to eighth-placed Bottesford Town.